Feeling low, anxious, confused, depressed, angry, overwhelmed or simply stuck...
There may be many reasons for your being here. I am an experienced therapist offering a safe, warm, non-judgemental and confidential space, where any current or past difficulties can be discussed and worked through.
I help people make sense of their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and sensations in relation to the outside world. By gaining a greater awareness of self, thinking patterns and unhelpful behaviours can be uncovered, understood and if needs be challenged, resulting in a positive and long-lasting change.
I am an experienced integrative relational therapist able to provide Tailormade Therapy suited to your individual circumstances, needs and goals. I believe that we all have an in-built ability to reach our full potential and that therapy can help with rediscovering this ability and making full use of it.
I am a qualified therapist and a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My style of work is integrative relational - this means that I am able to draw upon various theoretical approaches and therapeutic techniques, such as:
Solution-focused theories, including CBT
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
The core of my work lies in creating a good and trusting relationship, helping people to fulfil their potential by reconnecting with and building on their strengths and inner resources.
Over the past 6 years I have gained considerable experience working in voluntary academic and private practice settings across South West London.
My recent experience includes working as an associate counsellor at Kingston University and as a counsellor in NHS Medical Centre, awarded an outstanding rating for its counselling services in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.
Furthermore, I have an extensive experience working in childcare, which gives me a good understanding of family dynamics, parenting and attachment issues.
I have a Degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I work within BACP’s ethical framework for good practice, receive a regular supervision and follow a programme of continuing professional development to keep my practice up-to-date and enhance my knowledge.
I am fluent in English and Czech languages.
Research suggests that a good relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most reliable predictors of successful therapy.
This is the main reason why I believe it is important to find the right person to help you. Also, going through the process of therapy can be difficult at times and so creating a supportive environment, built on respect, trust and honesty, is key. When you come to me, you can expect a warm, non-judgemental, confidential and safe space, where any current or past issues can be discussed, explored and worked through. I appreciate that all of us make sense of our environment in a unique way and so the style and pace of our work will be tailored to you - your individual aims and needs.
The first step, when you get in touch with me, will be scheduling a brief consultation.
I offer a free 20 minute video or, if preferred, phone consultation. This gives us the opportunity to find out a bit more about each other and decide whether we are the right fit.
The next step, if we decide to work together, will be arranging a suitable day and time to meet each week.
In the first session, I will be interested to know more about you – what brings you to me, your past history, current situation as well as your aims and expectations. I will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.