Psychotherapy online and face-to-face
I have a Masters degree in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. My first MA was in Classics and Philosophy at Oxford. An Existential Psychotherapist looks at what it means to be a human being. Each client is unique, although we are all mortal and all need to work on our relationships with others, the natural world, our values and with ourselves. The psychotherapist's role is not to tell you what to do but help you discover that you already have the resources to work on your problems. Only you can make the choices which are right for you. You may not be able to change how others treat you but you can change how you react to the actions of others. For me as a psychotherapist, the most moving part if the process is empowering a client to stop suppressing the bad feelings. The reward is finding it easier to live in the moment and enjoy life's wonderful experiences in glorious technicolour.
I have pretty much every accreditation available to give you confidence you are in good hands
I am a clinical member of the UKCP because I have studied to Masters level and undertook 450 hours of closely supervised work unpaid
I am on the BACP register too which makes means I can offer short-term counselling and am known to local GP services
I am a clinical member of the UPCA which ensures the highest standards of training and continued professional development
I am an accredited member of ACTO because I undertook specialist training to become qualified to work online
Effective online therapy
So I wasn’t caught napping by Covid 19 and I don’t struggle to make you feel we are in the same warm, safe and contained space. In fact I prefer working online. I believe to be an effective online therapist you need to recreate the warm, containing, safe therapeutic space which is like a bubble around client and therapist. If you can build a high quality, empathic and supportive relationship with someone in a physical room, you should be able to recreate that in the virtual therapy room.
I had planned to transfer to mainly online working three years’ ago when I moved to glorious west Wiltshire, just over the border from Somerset where I grew up. I can sit in my office, surrounded by birds, trees and flowers and invite you to spend an hour with me in this special, peaceful place.
A little oasis in Mayfair
Now I've found the perfect haven among the peaceful squares of Westminster to resume counselling face-to-face. I'm situated just down the road from the Handel House in Brook Street in a lovely house in Davies Street. My room overlooks its inner courtyard. In this high-ceilinged, airy room I shall be offering Couples Counselling as well as seeing insured self-funded clients for one-to-one psychotherapy.