I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, working with a relational approach using Transactional Analysis. I receive regular supervision for my client work from a qualified and registered psychotherapist, and regularly provide support counselling services for mental health charities, which have included Turning Point, Ealing Abbey Counselling Services and the CAPE Project. I am a member and my work is bound by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a psychotherapist in training and the British Association of Counselling Professionals’ (BACP)ethical codes. I am a member of IARTA.
I worked for 25 years in multi-national corporate sales and marketing. Originally from Connecticut, USA, I travelled widely and lived in Russia and Germany before settling in London. I believe my travels have given me a deep respect for differences of culture, identity and belief, and an acute sense of the inherent, intricate uniqueness of every individual.
I set out to become a psychotherapist to support people who crave personal change, but don’t know how to achieve it. I believe that every human being has the capacity to rediscover their true self, and my work is to help clients free themselves from past behaviours and beliefs that no longer serve them, and illuminate all the possibilities their futures can hold.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is key, and research has shown that the right ‘fit’ is more important to the success of therapy than any other factor. The professional, respectful and non-judgemental space this creates supports clients to explore their emotions, behaviours and patterns without judgement or repercussions, gain new self-understanding and begin to align their lives with what they truly want.
I would encourage anyone seeking support to talk to at least three potential therapists or counsellors, and should you feel I’m not the right person for you, I’ll be happy to recommend colleagues based on your needs.
As an older mother who wrestled with emotional, clinical, practical and social challenges to have a child comparatively late in life, I also offer fertility coaching for women of all ages.