"......man is in the world and only in the world does he know himself. " Merleau-Ponty, 1962
I worked in education for over 20 years before deciding to train as a counsellor. During this time I became part of a team supporting education for children in care and developed a deep interest in attachment theory. This coincided with a desire to have personal therapy which in turn led me to embark on a therapeutic training and a change in my working life. My counselling experience includes working at a Creative Therapies Project in SE London, as a counsellor at City Lit, London's largest adult education institution and briefly in a GP practice in SW London. Currently I am working as a counsellor with women experiencing issues connected to pregnancy, birth and motherhood or managing depression or anxiety whilst caring for young children ( to read about this work just CLICK HERE) and I am also volunteering with homeless refugees and asylum seekers. In private practice I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues. I offer both short term and long term work depending entirely on your preference.
Confidentiality and Safety
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical code. This requires me to engage in regular supervision with a more senior and experienced colleague where I discuss my work. You will be identified by first name only in these discussions. Any notes I take after sessions use only your initials and are kept securely.