Welcome to my website. I am a UKCP Registered therapist working in North London (N4 and N19). I have been practising as a therapist since 2002.
My approach to therapy is humanistic, a non-directive approach which means that I help you to understand yourself better and through that understanding, to find what’s right for you. I am passionate about the humanistic perspective, which empowers you to find your own path in life, to become true to yourself, not in a selfish way but engaged in the world and with your kith and kin. I see therapy as Personal Growth, not treatment. I recognise the role of society and the toxic political world we live in as a cause of problems and constraint on growth – some problems really are “out there” whilst others are “in here”, part of the therapy process is to work out the difference.
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 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.
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 am Kink friendly.
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 therapy 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.