I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist with an MA in integrative psychotherapy and counselling (2014) and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2013), both from the Minster Centre; I also have further Masters level and professional qualifications.
I have a warm, open and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and I draw from my varied experience and training to find the best way to support you. My approach is humanistic and relational: I’m not fixed in one perspective, and don’t believe in one truth; I see human experience as being more unique and mysterious than one theory can contain.
I have practiced as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the past seven years, in private practice and at the charity Room to Heal, where I have worked with people who have experienced severe trauma as a result of violence, abuse and exile. I have also completed specialist trainings in trauma therapies like EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy which I can adapt to support you where that is helpful.
I enjoy working with people from very diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds, facing a wide range of issues. These include: trauma, loss and bereavement, abuse, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, as well as challenges around sexuality, identity and cultural belonging.
I believe that the quality of the relationship we build together is key. I offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space so that we can make sense of things together and address whatever it is that you face. The therapeutic journey can be challenging, but it can present opportunities for growth and a life that feels more real and satisfying.
I currently work with individuals in Angel Islington and Dalston both short and longer-term, typically weekly. My standard fee is £60.