Counselling Adults and Psychotherapy for Children in North London, Highgate/Muswell Hill and Camden
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Covid 19 has meant there has been some changes to the way I work. No longer do I only offer direct work but for adult counselling there is now a choice of working face to face, online and phone options.
I work as an adult counsellor and child psychotherapist in North London.
I work with adults and children, exploring the issues that might be getting in the way of living and learning.
As a counsellor I enter wholeheartedly into the therapeutic relationship and believe it is journey we take together. exploring and building the relationship and bringing focus and curiosity to events. Through this we can make connections and ultimately change our thinking and our view. I think we are both 'learners' in this situation and I look for training and resources that will further my understanding.
I think that by helping the client feel understood, creates a sense of safety and acceptance and It is within the realms of this therapeutic counselling relationship that insights and healing can begin.
I am excited by the unknown, the potential for living more creatively, the awareness of patterns, and the ever changing energies that can inform and help our choices in life. It is a privilege to see how clients grow and develop, accepting parts of themselves that previously were hidden, and how that brings more peace and enjoyment into their lives.
My training is both psychoanalytical and humanistic and my approach is an integrative one that incorporates elements from both traditions.
I work in 2 locations in North London, Highgate/ Muswell Hill and Camden.
I work with adults and children on a timescale that can be relatively short or longer term if difficulties are more entrenched. This maybe in response to life circumstances around:-
* difficulties with relationships
* changes and transitions
* separations / attachment
* illness or accidents
* bereavement and loss
* traumatic events
* learning difficulties at school
* parenting difficulties
* issues with anxiety
We begin with an initial session, to meet and see how working together might feel, and if this feels right we agree to meet weekly for a period of time. We will then review the work at regular intervals.
My counselling work with adults will:-
* looking closely at what is happening in the body
* raise awareness about habitual responses and default settings
* get an understanding of the factors affecting one's life
* see how the past is impacting on the present
* become aware of how we are limiting ourselves
* acknowledge changes in behaviour
My psychotherapy with children and young people will:-
* focus closely on the learning process by providing educational tasks
*look at the range of emotions factors that might be getting in the way
*provide a variety of expressive activities, games and stories, where emotions can be explored
I also meet with parent / carers at regular intervals to discuss how the child is managing in the different settings and to discuss concerns and progress.
I trained at the Gestalt Centre for a Diploma in Counselling and at the Caspari Foundation for Educational Psychotherapy for children and young people. I am a qualified Primary Teacher.
I am UKCP registered.
I have a private practice in Highgate and at the Gestalt Centre, Camden.
Please find more information on the following pages and contact me for any queries.