Counselling, Psychotherapy and counselling supervision in East London - Hackney, Shoreditch,E2
Telephone 07932 483 379
Welcome to my website. Whether you are finding life very difficult, or just have some issues you would like to resolve, I hope you will find my website helpful in deciding whether to come for psychotherapy/counselling. I have a lot of experience in counselling people over all kinds of issues and in different levels of distress or concern. You are very welcome to contact me with questions or to make an appointment.
About my practice
I have offered psychotherapy and counselling for over 20 years - starting in 1993.
I offer an effective and non judgemental form of therapy known as Person Centred (Rogerian). I aim to be empathic and to truly understand you and the way you see the world.
I will give you the opportunity to explore any issues or feelings you may want to address, at your own pace.
Being treated with respect and as the unique person that you are, within the therapeutic conditions that I will provide, will help you to grow, to better understand what troubles you and why. The therapy may create the potential for you to make any changes you want to make. You will be likely to gain better clarity and self understanding, and greater self acceptance through this type of therapy. You may come to understand what changes you might find helpful and hopefully will find life more satisfying.
This is a non discriminatory, safe and confidential space and you will not be judged.
A SMALL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IS SOMETIMES OUR BIGGEST STEP
Where Is My Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice?
I work as a private counsellor in E2, Hackney, East London, within easy reach of Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, as well as Islington, and the City.
My Experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am experienced in counselling people with many different life stories and over all sorts of issues. I believe that everyone is unique even if they have similar problems and concerns to other people. That means that even if I have helped people with some of the same type of problems that you may have, the way you feel and how you change, is unique to you. I am open and ready to hear about how things feel to you, and to try to help you with this.
There are no issues I would not work with. I have experience of a wide variety of different problems. I have worked with people who range from feelings of mild upset or worry through to people in intense levels of distress and despair. Your feelings are important and will never be too large nor too minor for me to want to hear about and help you with.
Alongside my practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist my work in other settings has included over 24 years of helping people who have problems with drug and alcohol use. While in the role of managing a drug and alcohol centre, I set up a Person Centred counselling service to offer a space where people could come for as long as they needed for counselling, and be helped without being judged. I have the same values and approach in my work as a private therapist.
My experience in a wide range of different areas has complemented my work as a therapist, given me insight, and deepened my understanding of life outside the therapy room. I think that this wider experience has helped me to be a compassionate and non judgemental therapist.
I supervise other counsellors and offer talks to groups about this type of therapy.
About Person Centred Therapy
Because everyone is different, the therapy you will receive from me will be individual to you. My practice is non discriminatory. I will not make assumptions about you, but will be attentive to you and try to understand you and your concerns. I will listen carefully to you and accompany you without judgement.
Counselling and psychotherapy is sometimes mistakenly thought of as passive listening, but even though I will help you to develop your own ability to make decisions, and will not direct you, as your counsellor you will find that I will be very actively engaged with you. We will work together in the therapy.
The type of therapy I offer is called 'Person Centred.' It is a non-judgemental and well-researched approach to therapy based on the work of renowned American psychologist Carl Rogers. In 2014 I was the Chair of the Association for the Development of the Person Centred Approach (ADPCA) and in that capacity I helped to create the ADPCA conference in Nottingham in 2014. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.(MBACP) Just Click HERE to visit Person Centred Therapy.
I have offered person centred counselling and psychotherapy to people struggling with intense problems and strong feelings, as well as people who feel worried, upset, or who need to work out a solution to a problem that they have. I trust my clients to make use of the help I offer to change their lives. Because of my passion and experience in helping people with psychological and emotional problems, I have been asked to write about my work and ideas about therapy. Information about this can be found on the in 'Writings' page in this website. Just CLICK HERE to visit writings.
I am experienced in supervising other therapists and counsellors which I do from my East London practice.
My counselling practice is in London E2 (Broadway Market), within easy reach of Shoreditch, Hackney, Islington, Bethnal Green, Dalston, and the City. The closest underground if you were coming for counselling is Bethnal Green, and the closest overground is Hoxton (The practice is on the first floor. Access is via stairs).
For counselling in Shoreditch, counselling in Hackney, and other areas in or around East London :
Call 07932 483 379