Hello and welcome, I am a qualified counselling therapist experienced in working with people dealing with change, transition and obstacles in their professional and personal lives, including cross-cultural situations and challenges.
I offer a professional, non-judgmental space for you to be listened to with respect and empathy. I support you to explore your issues at your own pace and in a way that feels right for you. When I work with someone, I think of what we might do together as ‘putting the big light on’: helping you to consider issues not as individual spot-lit problems but as a part of everything that you and your experiences comprise.
I have an extensive background in education and worked for many years across six countries, including the Middle East and Asia. My work ranged from primary school teaching through working with asylum seekers and refugees on issues of cross-cultural communication, change and transition to cyber security training. I also have experience of diplomatic and services family life and the challenges that type of lifestyle present, including challenges around boarding school.
Alongside my private practice, I work with people accessing the NHS IAPT service in South London and with clients at a private practice based in Hove. I work in person, online and on the telephone to enable maximum flexibility for those who might need to work more fluidly week to week. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am thereby bound by their ethical and professional standards.
Please don't hesitate to pick up the phone or email me if you would like to chat through how therapy with me might work, it could be the first step you take towards helping yourself move forward. I offer a free 15 minute initial phone chat for you to see if I sound like I might work with you in a way that sounds helpful and for me to make sure I have the right skill set to work with you.