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“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind” 
 
William James
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I specialise in working with couples or individuals with a focus on relationships 
I have no availability for new clients until January/February 2024
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The professional photo by LEZLI+ROSE is from an article I appeared in.   

The most important element to gain a positive outcome from therapy, is the relationship you build with your therapist, honest, warm, perhaps challenging, but always trust is vital. Like all good relationships the therapeutic relationship needs to offer a place where you can feel seen, heard and understood.   As a therapist what I need is your commitment, the honesty to reveal the things you maybe don't even want to admit to yourself and finally, your engagement. 

 

When I work with couples as well as sessions together, I find it is vital to also work individually.  This process enables me to understand more fully what is happening for each person and thus hold that context in the work together.  Individual work may sometimes be offered as walking therapy sessions as an alternative to being in my practice rooms.  This can be a great way to process, it can also offer space, in a life often crowded with demands, and it can lend perspective.  The changing seasons can mirror your own change and act as a reminder of evolution.  It is about personal choice, some find being outside offers clarity, others need the focus of the room. 

 

Ultimately, I'm a believer in catharsis, evolution, that even breaking may be an important part of shifting to a better place in life.  Perhaps something has happened that is prompting a reassessment, or you simply can no longer avoid the thing that is keeping you stuck in your life or relationship.  Identity feels so very fundamental at points like this, gaining a sense of who you are, what you want from life and most importantly how you get it.  Therapy really is about trying to make some sense, gain clarity, and start to work from a place of feeling more  anchored. I find this work is a privilege because I get to see evolution, it often doesn't come easily, but it's genuinely uplifting when understanding and awareness emerges and behaviour changes to create new outcomes.

 

One thing that is unchanged is that good therapy can be like a form of human alchemy. At the heart of the work is a relationship, so finding someone you trust is really important.

At the moment my work is in person on Tuesdays from lovely Therapy Rooms in Central London W1 near Charlotte Street, and online or in Hampstead NW3. I offer a relaxed, confidential space for you to explore what is troubling you. 

Alternatively I offer Walking Therapy on Hampstead Heath, Regents Park and Primrose Hill. This has always been part of my practice because as mentioned above for some there is something in our wellbeing to be gained just from being outside.

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"I took a walk in the woods
and came out taller than the trees"
 
Henry David Thoreau
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