Face to Face, walking or online therapy.

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"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

Jung

 

About Me

I spent 8 years training as a relational integrative psychotherapist and counselling psychologist, this combined with my experience of working in the music industry and twenty years in education/coaching, created the foundation of my practice.   

 

Training as a counselling psychology and psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute enables me to use a variety of approaches from the traditions of CBT, psycho-dynamic and existential/humanistic, which I combine according to my clients' needs. My doctoral research is on how suicidal men experience therapy and have a passion for making therapy more accessible for men of all ages. I have worked with a wide variety of presenting issues: anxiety, depression, personality disorders, infidelity, trauma and extend compassion to all,  believing that an understanding of  issues is gained through a kind, non-judgemental attitude.

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How I work & what will happen during your first session

I work in an integrative way. Everyone is different so I match therapy to your needs. I do this by combining a number of approaches, sometimes I find  short term target based CBT works best in helping to tackle one specific issue or explore strategies to manage day to day difficulties. At other times we may use longer term relational psychodynamic methods to examine harder more entrenched issue looking at the underlying causes of unhappiness.

 

Having flexibility and being responsive to your needs ensures therapy is effective.

Helpful Information and Resources

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Exploring Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common psychological issues today

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Fatherhood Course

Becoming a father is the biggest privilege but possibly the most stressful experiences a man can have. Often we have absolutely no idea or help in being a father. We start the journey vowing to be different from our own fathers.  My fatherhood course helped examine

Services I Offer

Support Group

Parenting

Come Together in your Role as a  Parent

Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Couples Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

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Walking Therapy

Quality Care

As we come out of lock down walking therapy offers an alternative to the therapy room. It gives an opportunity to meet

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Individual Therapy

A Happier, Healthier You

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.

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Online Therapy

Quality Care

I am an early adopter of online therapy and use a state of the art specialist platform.  It is more robust and

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Covent Garden, London, UK

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