Transformation Begins From Within

Welcome to my site. Take your time browsing. If you are interested in scheduling a psychotherapy consultation please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The reason for your decision to seek therapy at this point in your life may seem more or less clear to you. Perhaps something is not quite right and you seem to approach repetitive issues. Perhaps you find that you follow other people's wishes and you look at yourself through other people's eyes. It is difficult to know your own identity and sense of self. Perhaps you struggle with thinking about your relationships, work, decisions, or life in general.

To quote Marion Woodman: "There is no point talking about being true to yourself until you realise what voice you are being true to". Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy may bring you closer to what is true for you as an individual.

As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to providing a non-judgemental and compassionate therapeutic space

My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in psychoanalytic theories. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy focuses on the unconscious. It is based on the belief that our early experiences, especially in childhood, shape our personality and behaviour in adulthood.

As human beings, we construct certain patterns of relating to the world and other people. We developed these patterns through our earliest attachments and as adults, we play out these templates or patterns that we acquired when we were children. In some cases, these learned patterns work well allowing the person to live a fulfilled life. However, in other cases, these patterns and repetitions may bring considerable difficulty.

Sometimes the work in therapy focuses on recognising and transforming troubling patterns so that the person does not need to repeat what causes them to suffer. You may find, you have available more freedom to think about yourself and your choices, identity and your place in society including realtionships with other people.

About me

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the final stage of training with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) . I am registered as a trainee with UKCP. The membership allows me to practice as a psychotherapist under a supervision of a senior psychotherapist. I'm committed to ongoing professional development and adhere to the AGIP Code of Ethics as well as the UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Additionally, I hold a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society.

My professional credentials were verified by Psychology Today and Welldoing psychotherapy directories. Apart from working in a private practice, I have an honorary contract with Strides Highbury Counselling Centre as a Senior Counsellor and Assessment Worker. Previously I was a volunteer therapist in the Psychosis Therapy Project where I offered individual psychotherapy to service users with a psychosis diagnosis.

I also work with Samata Health, mental health support provider for employees and Rise Above The Disorder (RAD) Charity.

My interest in working as a psychotherapist stems from my varied experiences in the mental health field. My work included supporting young people involved in gangs, adults who needed psychiatric hospitalisation, and domestic violence victims. I had also held management positions including the management of a unit for adults with autism and complex needs where I also completed behaviour analysis.

In addition to my work in mental health services, I was also involved in a tech startup where I was in charge of recruitment and career training for young adults. This allowed me to combine my expertise in mental health with my passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Sessions and fees

Psychotherapy sessions usually taking place on a weekly or twice-weekly basis. I offer therapy in person, online or hybrid. My main consulting room is based in E20 East Village Stratford area. Additionally, on Monday morning I have a couple of vacancies at Strides Highbury Counselling Centre in N4 area, please enquire about availability.

Fees will be discussed during an initial 15-minute consultation online or over the phone. The consultation is free of charge.

I provide a limited number of spaces for those on a low income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how psychotherapy works, or to arrange an appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you, and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 075 8530 8917 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 48 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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