It can be a daunting prospect to share personal thoughts and feelings with someone you know little about. On this page I hope to give you an idea of who I am and what I bring to the role of therapist.
In addition to seeing individual clients and couples at my psychotherapy practice in London, I also run groups and offer supervision to coaches and therapists and facilitate team meetings and ‘away days’. I run a supervision group within a service (The Havens) linked to three London hospitals and am involved with the Gestalt Centre, London, a psychotherapy training institute, as a committee member and advisor/consultant.
I came to therapy feeling anxious and low in confidence. I learned to befriend my anxiety and worrying. There’s a long way to go but I can see light at the end of the tunnel for which I am very grateful.” Sarah B, Finchley
Qualifications And Experience
During my professional training, over a 6 year period, I obtained a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree at The Gestalt Centre London, accredited by the London Metropolitan University. I am now an accredited psychotherapist by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I also have a Diploma in Supervision, completed in 2015.
Since training, I have worked within the NHS as a counsellor in GP surgeries and in a psychiatric hospital. I have worked as a psychotherapist at the Priory Hospital with individual clients and running therapy and psycho-educational groups for adults and adolescents on issues such as self-esteem, assertiveness and depression.
I believe psychotherapy is essentially a creative process between therapist and client as I help you to find a new perspective on your life. Prior to my professional training, I worked as a designer and creative director within the advertising industry and have found this creative and artistic background an important resource as a psychotherapist.
My experience of working under the pressures of the commercial and corporate sectors in a number of different roles and of having traveled widely, have proved invaluable in my work with individuals and groups. This depth of life experience and cultural understanding is an important aspect of psychotherapy which demands an open and tolerant attitude towards a diversity of cultures, views and beliefs.
My interest in understanding how people think and behave has led to a number of written contributions to publications such as Psychologies magazine and the website, Big White Wall. I have also contributed to a number of articles featured in national newspapers which can be seen on the ‘Media/other projects’ page of this site. In January 2016 my work was featured in a TV programme about Facebook addiction called ‘On Friendship’.
To find out more about me and how I work, call me on 07740 535399 for a brief discussion of your situation and how I might be able to help you. Alternatively, you can arrange to meet me for an initial consultation at my central London psychotherapy clinic to find out more about how my approach to psychotherapy and counselling in London might help you.