I work from home in a bright, private studio just off Brook Green, which is within ten minutes' walk of both Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush underground stations and equally close to over ground rail services at Shepherds Bush and Olympia. Regular bus services (295, 283, 220 & 72) stop at Brook Green, within 3 minutes of the house. Street parking is also available on a meter between 08:30 and 18:30 daily.
I was inspired to train and work as a counsellor after my own experience of receiving counselling helped me at a key time in my life. Following an initial placement for several years at a busy local GP's practice in the late 1990s, I have worked privately for more than 12 years to help people from all walks of life deal with challenging emotional issues, very often stress-related. I have a special interest in working with victims of trauma and PTSD and closely follow developments in this field. I also have particular experience in helping business and professional people in demanding jobs who are facing life or career crises and transitions.
My approach is informal, flexible and collaborative. A relationship based on trust and mutual respect is key to effective counselling, so my priority in our first meeting is always to establish if we can work well together. The conversation is a confidential opportunity to focus carefully and without judgement on whatever is getting in my clients way and to assess how this can best be addressed.
Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business Coaching, Career Coaching, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Cultural issues, Depression, Executive Coaching, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Leadership Coaching, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Certificate in Coaching Skills, 2009;Diploma in Stress Management, 2003; Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Approach, 2003; Certified Practitioner NLP, 2002; Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, 2001; Accredited Mediator, 1999; Bachelor of Law (Ord), 1977;
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older Adults, Families, Groups, Organisations, Young People
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited
020 7602 2880