I am a Gestalt counsellor based in North London, UK.
We live in a rapidly-changing world where much seems to be in flux, including the structures on which we rely and which rely on us: work, family, community, intimate relationships and even the planet itself.
The aim of my counselling work is to use my skills of deep listening and accurate reflection to enable you to guide yourself on your journey amidst this state of flux towards your own solid ground.
I provide a non-judgemental setting in which to support individuals who need to clarify realistic objectives for themselves and progress towards them, perhaps in response to feelings of stress, anxiety or depression.
There are times in life when friends and family can't comfort you and when nothing that has helped you before seems to work. You may be feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or you may simply know that something’s just not right.
The aim of my counselling work is to walk beside you when you feel lost in the landscape of your life and to support you as you re-orientate yourself on solid ground.
Although many areas of your life may be OK, you may feel nonetheless feel that you are struggling to survive when what you really want is to be thriving. Maybe you doubt the wisdom of choices which you have made and would like to talk to someone about what you might do to adjust those choices to suit who you really are, free from anyone else's agenda for you. In the words of singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, "We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make.". (The Hard Way).
I walk beside you as you navigate a particularly difficult stage of your life, perhaps arising from burn-out, bereavement, redundancy or ill-health.
Maybe you long for time and space in your week in which to explore what is happening in your inner and outer worlds. This is where my counselling practice comes in - I allow you the time and space that you need.
I understand that you may find it difficult to seek help. I am happy for you to message me so that we can explore how we might work together with the difficulties which you are experiencing.
I am registered as a counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP registration number 00758015).
If you look at my Betterhelp schedule and see no open slots available, please get in touch with me anyway. I do not generally keep slots open in my online Betterhelp schedule but I am nonetheless available to schedule time for us to meet each on Betterhelp each week.
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Existential Therapy