A very warm welcome to you
If you have found your way here, then you are likely looking to make some changes.
For all this and more, psychotherapy or transformational therapeutic coaching can be profoundly beneficial.
I hope you find all the information you require on this site. If you have any further questions, or you would like to book an initial online video session for psychotherapy or coaching in Central London - Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street), please feel free to get in touch by calling or using this contact form. I am happy to assist in any way I can.
Why seek online counselling and psychotherapy?
With the increasing demands of our lives, many of us numb ourselves, distract from, or push away painful feelings/thoughts in order to get through life or survive difficult experiences. If left unattended to, these feelings can manifest as depression, anxiety, disconnection or self-defeating patterns.
At times we all require encouragement and support to work through challenging periods and events, particularly in this climate of uncertainty. It may feel difficult to be fully open with friends or family for fear that we may 'worry' or 'burden' them. Sometimes, they can be too close to the issue to remain objective.
It is in these instances that the support of an impartial and professionally trained counsellor or psychotherapist, can be the answer. This isn't a sign of weakness - it is simply an acknowledgement that we are human.
What I offer
I am a welcoming and highly experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach, based in Shoreditch, Central London EC2 (near Old Street) and conduct sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Hangouts. I am fully insured, a member of the UKCP and registered with the BACP. I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework to ensure safe and professional practice.
I have worked with clients from a range of different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities for over 11 years and trained at The Minster Centre, the leading integrative psychotherapy training institute in Europe. I work with individuals and couples (aged 18+) on a range of issues, both on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time.
I work from the belief that with the right support and encouragement, we all have the capacity to heal, grow and bring about lasting positive changes. My experience, both personally and professionally, never fails to remind me of this.
Find out more about me and my experience.
You can also read more about my background and work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach in London, EC2 in an interview I did with Louise Chunn, the founder of welldoing.org
How does counselling or psychotherapy work?
Counselling and psychotherapy won't remove painful memories and events. However, in my experience, having a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space to work through what is troubling you with someone trained to actively listen in a skilled way, can be incredibly helpful and liberating.
It is an opportunity to have protected time, away from the everyday distractions of life, to pause, breathe, gather your thoughts and allow new insights to emerge that may not have been possible amongst all the noise.
Through therapy, you can start to make sense of the experiences and relationships that have shaped you and how they might impact on the 'here-and-now'. With increased awareness, we can make more informed choices and navigate our lives with greater ease.
This process can be challenging, but with thoughtfulness, work and commitment, along with the therapeutic alliance we build together, the rewards can be life changing. It is a choice to invest in the most important resource we have - ourselves.
In saying that, therapy is as much about amplifying and celebrating what is working well in our lives, as it is about working through the difficult experiences. There is always room for laughter, joy, creativity and play in our sessions. I work with the full spectrum of what it is to be human.
People I see for online counselling and psychotherapy
With loneliness, anxiety and depression on the increase, talking therapies are recognised worldwide, all the way up to the World Health Organisation, as a much-needed form of support for people from all walks of life.
Global issues such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, inequality and social unrest have only served to amplify trauma, grief and uncertainty at both a personal and societal level. These things can be deeply affecting for many of us.
Over the years, I have worked with a variety of people, from founders/business owners/companies-of-one, creatives, freelancers, academics, CEO's and directors, marketing, finance and IT executives, consultants, lawyers, charity workers, athletes, artists/performers, students, GP's/doctors, health professionals, teachers and emergency service workers.
I am sensitive and down-to-earth and know that it can feel like a huge leap of faith to seek counselling or psychotherapy, so my aim is to put you at ease and meet you where you are in this process.
I am happy to arrange a brief and informal call, free of charge, to answer any questions you might have about starting psychotherapy, coaching, or counselling online or in Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street - Central London)
Benefits of online counselling and psychotherapy
Some of the potential benefits you can expect to work towards in therapy include:
- Improved relationships and ability to be open and fully connect with others
- Showing up from a place of wholeness rather than 'not-enough-ness'
- Improved self-esteem, self-identity and confidence
- Release from blocks, barriers or repetitive patterns that do not serve you
- Greater awareness of our inner naratives/stories, blind spots and limiting beliefs
- Increased resilience and ability to manage stress, conflict and uncertainty
- Greater self-awareness and understanding of yourself
- Feeling more able to create boundaries, healthy communication and self-reflection
- Healing from past trauma and pain
- Reconnecting to your intuition, creativity and spontaneity
- Greater meaning and purpose in your life and work
Find out more about about me and my experience
What about your life coach work online or in Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street)
I have dedicated a separate section to my work as a life coach online or in Shoreditch EC2, Central London. It differs from counselling and psychotherapy, in that it is aimed at busy professionals, relatively happy within themselves, but seeking growth, self development and change in some way.
The focus of transformational coaching is self-awareness and self-development. Unlike mainstream life coach methods, this is less about goal-setting and more about taking an aspect of your personal/professional life and exploring it in a creative way together.
Business coaching can involve some of the above, but is also aimed at people starting out or in the early stages as a sole trader/small business owner, who require support, mentoring and practical advice.
Find out more about my approach as a life coach in Shoreditch EC2, in and around Central London, or via Skype / online sessions. It is also possible to combine this with psychotherapy in Central London