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Integrative, client-centred and solution-focused Psychotherapy

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Areas of Expertise

Stress

Relationship difficulties

Depression

Body image

issues

Anxiety and panic attacks

Low

self esteem

Emotional regulation

Family difficulties

Anger management

My Therapeutic Pillars

I work with a variety of psychological models and constructs which are integrated into one customised intervention according to your individual needs. In other words, I apply different approaches to fit around who you are and what you need.

Humanistic

Incorporating transactional analysis, person-centred and existential therapy, my practice is underpinned by a humanistic foundation. This means that I value your autonomy, self-discovery and uniqueness, alongside any specific symptoms or diagnoses you bring.

Our relationship will be a safe, non-judgmental and exploratory space. My own personality, including my transparency, honesty and authenticity, is central to this. Together, we can face the shame, guilt, low self-worth or emotional pain you're living with and gradually begin to take it out of the dark.

Psychodynamic

A psychodynamic approach, originating from the work of Freud and Jung, is fundamentally about getting to the root of the problem. We will explore how your current behaviour and feelings may be shaped by your past experiences and unconscious processes.

By bringing insights from within the unconscious into the conscious mind, we take back the power to make different choices. This approach is especially useful for those who feel stuck, or those who don't understand why they react or feel the way that they do.

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

CBT is based upon the belief that our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours are all interconnected. It focuses on helping you understand how your thoughts affect the way you feel and behave, and, in turn, the power that your behaviour has over your thoughts and feelings.

It aims to break the cycle by identifying your thought-patterns, negative schemas and core-beliefs, before choosing more balanced alternatives. CBT is helpful for those with persistent, frequent, disruptive thoughts or belief-systems.

Coaching

Coaching is designed to empower you to create the life that you want to be living. To move from feeling stuck, demotivated, lethargic and passive, to energised, inspired and fulfilled. Your goals will be unique to you, but are often focused around health, fitness, relationships, career, weight, or food.

By providing goal-orientated structure and accountability, my coaching experience will help you to make impactful changes to your life.

Embodiment

Connecting body and mind, embodied or somatic therapy aims to help you release stress and trauma stored in the body, to regulate a dysregulated nervous system.

This approach enables us to connect to our body, to thus reconnect to our emotional self. It combines the power of talking therapy with specific, evidence-based body-centric approaches.

For those who struggle with unresolved trauma, a persistent feeling of anxiety, stress or hypervigilance, this approach can help to move you to a place of self-regulated safety.

Holistic

A holistic standpoint acknowledges the influence that a person's biochemical and neurochemical status has over their mental health.

As a Registered Nutritionist and Naturopathic Practitioner, I offer a functional health approach to your mental health concerns.

Rooted in scientific research, this combines evidence-based practices with natural methods, including personalised nutritional and supplemental prescriptions and lifestyle recommendations.

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My Approach

My approach is based uniquely upon you and why you are coming to therapy. My view is that different people have different needs, and therefore each client needs different therapy. Some people may want or need a direct approach, a structured plan to address a particular concern, some may need guidance, some need space to process and someone to listen, others may be looking for me to provide a path to help them explore who they are and what they want. In this way, everyone is different.
 
Recognising these individual needs is key to empathising with you, understanding you, and addressing how to move forward.

 

That’s why my practice has an integrative therapeutic approach, whereby I tailor the therapy to the individual.
 
My practice is both client-centred and solution-focused - and therefore, with me you can expect to be given the time you deserve to feel understood, whilst also making sense of your feelings and circumstances and bringing successful changes to your life.
 
I have over 10 years of training and experience seeing people from a wide range of backgrounds - including overwhelmed parents, burnt-out professionals, anxious students, those in struggling relationships, among many more.

Individual 50 minute sessions
in person or remotely

Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect

from a session?

I specialise in individual therapy, so our sessions will be between just you and I. Sessions will last for 50 minutes each. Most of my clients attend at the same time each week, but we will arrange your sessions to suit you. I offer both long-term and short-term therapy, dependent on what you need.

 

The first session acts as an opportunity for us to meet, discuss the structure of the sessions, talk about what has brought you to therapy, and outline what you want to achieve, along with any goals and benchmarks.

You can expect to find a collaborative partnership in me, someone who will explore and make sense of the problems you are struggling with.
 

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Are you the right psychotherapist for me?

The most important consideration initially is that you feel comfortable talking to me, you believe I care about what you’re experiencing, and you begin to make sense of your issues and experiences. The depth of my training is essential, however the relationship between you and I is equally important.

 

Availability also needs to fit in line with your requirements. I work Monday-Saturday, including some early mornings and late evenings, so as to accommodate my clients’ lives.

 

I am qualified, experienced in a range of presenting issues, and a registered member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), BABCP (the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapists), and the BPS (British Psychological Society).

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Is therapy right for me?

Therapy is a confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about whatever is on your mind.

Therapy aims to alleviate and make sense of the considerable difficulties we face in life, in understanding ourselves, building and sustaining relationships, achieving our potential, and feeling confident and authentic in our lives.

 

Through no fault of theirs, most people do not listen to us fully or give us the undivided attention that we deserve. People’s responses are often influenced by boredom, distraction, jealousy or competitiveness. But in therapy, you have someone who is attentively on your side, which not only provides the courage to face up to experiences we might normally avoid, but also lends the headspace to mutually find the clarifications we’ve been looking for. By the therapist listening, asking questions, and making careful suggestions, therapy can lead to discoveries and answers.

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What can I talk about?

Some people come to therapy in response to a difficult event, such as a redundancy, divorce or bereavement, or because they feel overwhelmed or stuck. Some seek therapy because they struggling with something in their lives, such as a relationship, their family, self-esteem, motivation, or difficulties at work. Others use therapy as an opportunity to build resilience, explore their experiences, and understand themselves better.

 

There is no one reason to seek therapy, and there is no such thing as an issue too insignificant to talk about. 

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What is Integrative Psychotherapy?

Integrative Psychotherapy involves models and approaches which are integrated into one customised intervention according to the client's individual needs.

Integrative Psychotherapy involves both short and long-term therapeutic models; including Cognitive-Behavioural, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Person-Centred Therapy, and Counselling for Depression (CfD). With knowledge in several models, I have the ability to apply different approaches to fit around who you are and what you need.

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What is your availability?

My office hours are as follows:

Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm GMT

Appointments can take place in person, remotely or via telephone. 

My offices are situated in Marylebone, London, and Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

For specific appointments feel free to get in contact by email or telephone or submit a message here.

Have Another Question?

If you have any queries about my sessions or therapy in general please send me an email or contact me below

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Weekly office hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm GMT​​

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Surrey Office

Walton-on-Thames

Online Session

Video Call

London Office

Putney

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