I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in North London (N4 and N19). I have been practising as a counsellor since 2002.
Everyone has problems in their lives and sometimes those problems cannot be handled alone. Friends and family can help, but not always. Indeed, they may be the problem. Or they may be supportive but have strong opinions that make it difficult for you to find your own way through difficulties. In these situations, counselling can help.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
In counselling you can talk about whatever feels important, work through difficult situations, find out what is right for you. My role as counsellor is to help your process of finding solutions, using my understanding of people to inform the process and help find solutions that will work and keep on working.
You may be struggling with a particular problem that is happening right now – work stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement or any number of other challenges that life brings. In that case, counselling can help to make sense of that problem, to think and feel your way to an empowered solution. You may, on the other hand, have the feeling that nothing goes right, a long-term pattern of similar problems. Counselling can help with this too, by understanding the way we all can get stuck in repeating patterns and how to get out of them; therapy can release you from the horrible feeling that it will always be like this, offering instead a means of changing your patterns so that more things in your life work for you.
My approach to counselling is non-directive, which means that I help you to understand yourself better and through that understanding, help you find what’s right for you. I see therapy as Personal Growth, not treatment.
I welcome diversity in my practice in all the ways human beings can be diverse. I recognise my own privileged position in society and am an ally to people who are in a minority position. I am experienced in working with people from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds and I am attentive to your own particular cultural viewpoint and needs. I am LGBTQ-friendly, Kink-friendly and listed with Pink Therapy.
I have extensive experience of working with: Anxiety • Trauma • Depression • Eating Disorders • Gender • Sexuality • Kink • Anger • Workplace Problems • Relationships • Bullying • Bereavement • Childhood Abuse • Personal Development • Family Problems • Step-Families • Self-Esteem • Divorce • Stress • Addiction and many others.
I am registered with the UKCP as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. This means that I adhere to a strong Code of Ethics and am accountable for my professional conduct through the UKCP’s Complaints Procedure. I am an accredited counsellor. This means that I have achieved a nationally recognised level of experience, training and competence in my field. I have trained in Humanistic approaches to counselling and have a wider interest in all ways of working that really help.
Counselling in Haringey / North London N4: my Haringey counselling practice is in my home near to Green Lanes in North London. It is close to Harringay Green Lanes overground station and not far from Harringay mainline and Manor House underground stations. Easily accessible from other parts of North London such as Crouch End, Hornsey, Tottenham, Wood Green and other parts of North East London. More details of the Haringey counselling practice.
Counselling in Archway / North London N19: my Archway (North London N19) counselling practice is in a nice old house converted into a therapy centre near to Upper Holloway and Archway stations in North London. Easily accessible from other parts of North London such as Tufnell Park, Belsize Park, Holloway, Crouch End and North Central London. More details of the Archway counselling practice.
I’m available from Monday to Friday and will usually reply the same day if I can. Emails received on weekends and during breaks will usually be answered on the next working day although I may answer sooner. Please note that I do have leave breaks during the year, the dates of which are listed below.