Welcome – Those that seek me out usually have a tale to tell and I imagine you’re the same. I’d like to invite you to tell me about your ups and downs and all your in-betweens and all the things you’ve lost and gained. I imagine some of it might be challenging to tell and parts of it you’ve never shared with anyone else and somewhere in there; I know there is an aspect of you that just cannot find a way to move forward. I imagine you’d like to get this moving again; this is I guess is why you’re reading this and this is where I help.
I’ve learnt that if I really listen to you and in the most accepting way, your own deep insights will emerge and you’ll start to see solutions to problems and begin to experience change in your life and in a satisfying way.
I can imagine you’ve felt the way you do for some time, and hope you can begin to feel hopeful or even excited now about the possibility of change; of freeing yourself from unhelpful thoughts about yourself and the world and getting back on track. Now you know where I am all you have to do is get in touch. So lets begin….
I will work collaboratively with you, respecting your culture and background and will draw from all of my experience and the tools available to me so that we together can find the necessary approach that will enable you to move forward in positive ways giving you a more fulfilling experience of life.
What I hope to offer you as individual therapy is an approach which I want to be warm and refreshing and can quickly get to the heart of your issues. I hope to support you by providing you a range of ways to accurately match your need, in the most effective and time efficient way and in the spirit of openness and acceptance.
I want your experience of therapy to be refreshingly brief and, as far as possible, an enjoyable/rewarding experience, particularly when long standing issues might be resolved.
Years of training and experience as both an Integrative and Person-Centred Counsellor/Therapist and more recently as an EMDR Practitioner have given me a mixture of established ways of working with you to achieve personal growth and balance.
I practice from a discreet and private studio at my home address in Forest Gate, East London and you can be assured of a comfortable safe and private environment to explore the issues you bring to the counselling process.
Whilst it is quite possible to begin to notice the positive effects of therapy quickly, you need to keep in mind that generally speaking, the longer you have been dealing with an issue, the longer it will take to make significant changes. If you have been suffering from depression for the past 20 years, it’s not realistic to expect that three months of work will amount to major changes.
This is not to say, you might not feel better quickly, but lasting changes take time. We realize we are in a society that is always looking for the quick fix and the shortcut. Unfortunately, this isn’t always a helpful attitude when it comes to mental health. Many of our issues are very deeply rooted in our character and changing this can sometimes take time.
Your concerns are as unique as you are and some of the areas people approach me for help with are:
- couples counselling with heterosexual and same sex couples
- relating to others in close relationships and social situations
- breaking unwanted patterns of behaviour that are destructive or keep us stuck
- developing greater self-esteem and confidence in expressing ourselves
- working with feelings of loneliness and isolation
- working with the LGBTQI+ community
- Using EMDR to assist with smoking cessation
- Issues relating to “othering” and bullying
Also: EMDR and Counselling for Depression – EMDR and Counselling for Stress and Anxiety – EMDR and Counselling for Anger – EMDR and Counselling for Work issues EMDR and Counselling for Childhood issues – EMDR and Counselling for Parenting issues – EMDR and Counselling for Personal Growth and Development – EMDR and Counselling for Personal Loss and Bereavement – EMDR and Counselling for Eating Disorders – EMDR and Counselling for Infertility Issues – Couples Counselling – Relationship Counselling – EMDR and Counselling for Sexual Compulsivity.
My practice in Forest Gate is within easy reach of: Leytonstone, Stratford, Leyton, Walthamstow, East Ham, West Ham, Ilford, Wanstead, Mile End, Bow, Whitechapel, Woodford, South Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton