"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases" — Jung
COVID-19: I am now offering sessions via phone and video-calls using Zoom.
Please get in touch for details. I hope you all stay safe and well during these unusual times.
As counselling is about you, I rarely share information about my own life during your therapy. That said, when choosing a counsellor, it can be helpful to know a bit about them. I hope what you find here will help you decide whether you would like to work with me.
Before training to be a counsellor I had been in therapy myself. I found counselling very valuable and have been an advocate for it ever since – as long as the counselling is provided by a well-trained and ethically practicing therapist. Yet I also remember that I was originally very hesitant, and I am very grateful to a friend of mine; she encouraged and reassured me that it is okay to seek counselling. As I have been there myself, I have an understanding that it can be a long process before deciding to take this step. I appreciate that you might feel anywhere between highly motivated to very ambivalent when reading this – which is all welcome.
I came to the UK in my late teens. Having grown up abroad, I have an awareness of cultural differences, language barriers and what it can mean to feel different. More broadly, I am interested in people's experience of difference in relation to their sense of identity, belonging and mental well-being. I enjoy working with diversity, in all its richness, and appreciate the uniqueness this brings.