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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
This conversation can be brief, and confirm:
It is natural to want to chat briefly and to see if you feel comfortable talking to me.
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 Warwick Avenue, close to Paddington. The address of the centre is Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, W2 6NE.
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