Note that I will be on summer break from 9 August until 30 August. If you want to contact me, you can, but there may be some delay in replying and I won’t be able to see you until the end of August.
Welcome to my website. I am a UKCP Registered counsellor working in North London. I have been practising as a counsellor since 2002.
My approach to counselling is non-directive, which means that I do not tell how how to live your life. My task is to help you to understand yourself better and through that understanding, to find what’s right for you.
I see counselling as Personal Development, not treatment, since my own philosophy leads me to prefer the wellness model of human development over the illness (i.e. medical) model. It is for this reason that I chose to use the Person-Centred Approach and made it my theoretical framework.
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental counselling environment.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
I hope you find the answers here to any questions you may have. If not – please feel free to contact me and ask.
I work with individuals either in an exploratory open-ended way, or in a focussed way on a specific issue for an agreed time period.
I work with you as a whole person, so can help with most issues. I recognise that real-life issues are complicated and multi-faceted, so work in a way that acknowledges this complexity and the need to look at problems from many angles.
The most common themes are anxiety and depression and I have extensive experience of helping people with these problems.
I welcome diversity in my practice, working with men, women and others who are straight, gay, lesbian or trans-gender/-sexual. I am experienced in working with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds and I am attentive to your own particular cultural viewpoint and needs.
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.
Accredited and Registered Counsellor
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 including the Person-Centred Approach, but have a wide interest in ways of working that really help.
I am a Member and Director of the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP) which is a specialist professional body for humanistic psychotherapists and counsellors.
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.