Hello my name is Louise, welcome to my website

Starting therapy can be daunting and I offer information on this website to reassure you about what therapy involves and how we can work together. It is very important to me that you can explore your difficulties in a trusting environment, and so our relationship is at the heart of everything I offer as a therapist. Mine is an experienced listening ear, and I offer you a collaborative approach to your challenges.

I offer online and in person therapy and can be easily reached using public transport. Tube - Warwick Ave, Paddington, Maida Vale; national rail - Paddington, Northampton.

I am a psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor, offering online and in-person sessions in NW London and Northampton.

Life has its ups and downs and I believe that there is no shame in saying that you need help with emotional difficulties. I’ve had to overcome life crises of my own and these experiences help me to empathise with other people’s struggles.

I have found that, through therapy, people become more aware of themselves and their behaviour and can take more control of what happens in their lives. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed time period with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I can offer you a supportive, empathic and non-judgemental space. By looking at our unconscious thoughts, dreams and behaviour, we can gradually develop insight and stop repeating the things that hold us back from being all we can be.

I can be easily reached from addresses in NW and West London, including: Swiss Cottage, Camden, St Johns Wood, Kilburn, Maida Vale, West Hampstead & Paddington, as well as the Northampton area.

Most people experience a life crisis at some point

Often, these experiences, and the feelings that come from them, are overwhelming and very isolating. Friends and family might not always be the best people to talk these things through with, especially if we find our feelings embarrassing. That‘s when non-judgemental and supportive counselling or psychotherapy can be very helpful.

Having worked for over a decade with people suffering from depression and mental health problems, I will not judge how you are feeling.

Psychotherapy and counselling can help you with:
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Body image worries
  • Coming to terms with abuse
  • Childhood difficulties
  • Exploring dreams and ambitions
  • Understanding and changing behaviour patterns
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Depression
  • Problems at work
  • Spiritual searching
  • Addiction of all kinds
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Life crises – a lack of direction and hope

I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with:

  • Stress - life can often create stressful situations we need help with.
  • Relationships - either at home or work, relationships are often hard to manage.
  • Panic Attacks - having a panic attack can be frightening, but together we can manage them.
  • Anxiety - experiencing anxiety makes everything else in life hard to cope with, sometimes it is because you need to talk something through.
  • Bereavement - loss is something that everyone overcomes in their own time and way and having confidential support helps with the process.
  • Redundancy - being made redundant is another form of loss that other people sometimes don't understand.
  • Depression - it is common to experience depression at some stage in your life, I offer a space to understand why you feel depressed and being able to explore it.
  • Addiction - there are ways that you can start to look at triggers to addiction and I can show and support you in starting to change behaviour patterns.
  • Mental health issues - nothing to be ashamed about - at least 25% of the population will suffer at some time in their lives - let's talk about it.
  • Chronic illness - illnesses such as epilepsy that can affect quality of life.
  • Kink Aware - I will understand what you're saying and make no judgement.
  • Exceptional experiences - that others may not believe.

I specialise in working with people who have had exceptional or unusual experiences, that are often hard to talk about with other people

These experiences are far more common than is thought, and nothing to be worried about. Sometimes, people need to integrate these experiences into the rest of their life and make meaning of them. This is where I can support you. These experiences may include out-of-body experiences (OBEs), near-death experiences (NDEs), a feeling that you know something before it happens, or seeing or meeting someone who has died.

For an initial session, please contact me. Any message will be treated in the strictest confidence.

About Counselling / Psychotherapy

These terms are often used interchangeably. They do have lots of similarities, and it can be hard to know which is most appropriate for you. Both are ways of looking at our life and thinking about why we relate to events and people and feel in particular ways. It’s often the case that the ways that we relate are painful and make us unhappy. To change, however, is difficult and can be frightening. We often need support. Both counselling and psychotherapy provide this space to think about how to make change possible.

Counselling tends to involve a focus on specific issues and crises and is shorter term work, around 12-24 sessions. Often, when people have had counselling, they see its benefits and move on to have psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy is longer-term, focusing on issues that are often harder to access and understand without help. Psychotherapy involves a desire to make more fundamental changes.

Contact me

If you have any unanswered queries or more personal questions, I am happy to discuss these with you by phone (07432 174576) or e-mail. Please contact me to arrange a session to see if we can work together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contacting a therapist for the first time can daunting and sometimes it can be hard to do. It takes courage. It can feel like a big step into the unknown. Here is a guide which will hopefully reassure you in this process:

1. Initial contact

I am the only person who accesses this phone and email address. This means that you can be assured of total confidentiality. When you first get in touch, please leave the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your contact email / telephone number
  • Any special instructions e.g. convenient times to call, whether it is ok to leave a message when calling etc.

I tend to just say I am responding to your enquiry when I leave messages – just in case you don’t want others sharing your number / email address to know you have been in touch.

2. Telephone conversation

This conversation can be brief, and confirm:

  • Appointment time and date
  • Location
  • Fees

It is natural to want to chat briefly and to see if you feel comfortable talking to me.

3. Our first meeting

When we first meet, we will explore what you want to achieve in counselling or psychotherapy. If you’re still not sure which is appropriate, that can be discussed too, as well as any questions you have.

Don’t worry if you are early for your appointment – the locations that I work from have receptions where you can wait. During this first meeting, a decision can be made whether we can work together. You can then arrange the time and day of your regular weekly session.

I offer sessions in West Hampstead, London and Northampton. The address of the centre in London is West Hampstead Therapy Rooms, Unit 8, 224 Iverson Road, West Hampstead, London, NW6 2HL.

Directions to West Hampstead Rooms PDF

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