What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore feelings, beliefs, thoughts and events with a trained professional, in a structured way. It aims to help people gain insight into their difficulties or distress. The collaborative effort between therapist and client in exploring an individual’s way of being, leads to a greater understanding of their motivations, whether conscious or unconscious, promoting the opportunity for growth, resolution and change.
What happens next?
If you think you would like to work with me, please do get in touch by phone or email. We will arrange to meet for a first session where we will explore together what brings you to therapy and you will be able to learn a bit more about the way I work. If we are both happy to proceed, we can arrange to start as soon as is mutually convenient. Therapy sessions last 50 minutes; they are usually held weekly at the same place, and as far as possible at the same time.
If I think you would be better suited working with another therapist with another mode of treatment, I will be happy to help you with recommendations and referrals.
When and where can you see me?
I practice in Harley Street, Central London and the City. Each location has excellent transport links with tube, bus and mainline stations. I offer appointments throughout the weekday, including early mornings and evenings.
How many sessions will I need to have?
It isn’t possible to predict the exact duration of the therapy; it depends on the issues you want to work on. I am experienced at working both short-term (12 sessions), longer term and in an open-ended way. At our first session, we can explore together the possible duration of the work, and the time frame best suited to it.
What does it mean to be UKCP registered?
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). These organisations verify a high standard of professional qualification and through my membership I agree to follow their ethical codes of conduct and to undergo continuing professional development.