Welcome to my website. I am a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist working with individuals (18+) on an ongoing or time-limited basis across three locations in Central London (W1G) and North London (WC1X and N4). I hope the information here helps you make a decision as to whether you'd like to work with me. If you have any questions or want to book an initial session please get in touch. I'll be happy to hear from you and help in any way I can.
If you're considering starting therapy, you might currently be facing a difficult time in life. Maybe what you’re struggling with is fairly distinct. Perhaps it's related to relationships or health. Or maybe you're living through a time of loss, of stuckness, or of feeling like things just aren't working. Alternatively, it might be less easy to understand – you might just be having trouble being yourself and expressing who you are. Many people find that having someone to explore these difficulties with can help. I work with clients to build a relationship of warmth, trust and understanding, where it's possible to talk about things that might be difficult to address and to consider ways forward.
What therapy with me is like
Most research into successful therapy points to the quality of the relationship between therapist and client as the single most significant factor. The Person-Centred Approach is a relational way of working based on the belief that people have a capacity for growth that difficult life experiences can thwart, silence or subdue. An empathic, warm, and genuine relationship can help reactivate that capacity by creating the space to explore your feelings, thoughts and perceptions in a safe and understanding environment, free from judgements or threat.
How we work together
Since it is you who knows what hurts and what problems are crucial, the focus of our work together will be on your experiences. You will control the process, not just in your choice of me as your therapist, but also the direction of what we work on, the depth, and the pace. My role is not to offer advice or analysis of you and your situation, but rather to respond with compassion and understanding as I help you reconnect with your own aspirations and start growing in ways that are more satisfying for you.
What therapy helps with
The process of transformation experienced in therapy is often accompanied by a sense of living more authentically; increased self-esteem; a greater sense of openness and trust both for yourself and for others; a reinvigorated capacity for feeling, thinking and acting in more balanced, creative and passionate ways; increased clarity with regard to purpose and self-worth; a reduction in the distressing effects of depression, anxiety and stress; a working through of painful experiences related to disappointment, grief and loss; and more enjoyment and pleasure in everyday life.
What happens next?
I usually suggest a 50-minute introductory session so we can explore what's brought you to therapy and what you might like to get out of it. I hope that this initial, exploratory meeting will give you an idea of how it might be for you to talk to me and to decide whether it will be helpful for you if we go on to work together. You will only pay my £45 fee for this initial session if we decide on future meetings. I’m also happy to answer any questions you might have before booking a first session. You can get in touch with me by phone or e-mail.
I practice in Central London, five minutes from Oxford Circus/Bond Street stations, and also out of rooms in Stroud Green (Crouch Hill, N4) – convenient for people near Archway, Crouch End, Finsbury Park and Highgate, and in Clerkenwell – close to Farringdon, King's Cross and Angel stations. All locations are safe and comfortable and offer a quiet space for us to work through whatever issues you might be facing.
If we decide to work together, sessions will take place at an agreed time every week and last up to 50 minutes. My session fee is £85 and I operate a sliding scale from £65 upwards. Your fee will be determined according to your ability to pay and is designed to help make therapy with me feel affordable and sustainable for clients in different financial situations. I also maintain a small number of concessionary places for people on low incomes – please get in touch for details.
I hold an MSc and Clinical Diploma in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute, a leading specialist training institute for humanistically-informed psychotherapy and counselling based in West London. I also hold a BA (Hons) in philosophy from The University of Leeds and attend regular additional training to support my ongoing professional development.
Besides my private practice, I have worked at therapy centres in Islington, Ealing, and Berkshire with adults from a diverse range of backgrounds facing different challenges – this includes bereavement and losses of all kinds, relationship challenges, questions concerning identity and sexuality, stress, anxiety, obsessive, intrusive or paranoid thoughts, compulsive behaviours, loneliness, low moods, depression, hearing voices, work difficulties, health related issues, post-traumatic stress, career challenges, and struggles with addiction. I also work with clients who want to use therapy as a means of personal development. I have undertaken research into the experiencing of metaphor in psychotherapy which was published in the Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies in November 2023. I also have a particular interest in experiences of otherness, humility, migration and exile, lack of meaning and purpose, lost connections, spirituality, and creativity.
As a full clinical member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I follow the UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and am subject to their Complaints & Conduct Process. I also follow Metanoia's Code of Clinical Ethics & Professional Conduct and attend regular supervision to support me in my clinical work.