With all of the approaches available, and so many types of therapy practitioners, it can be challenging to find the therapist who is right for you. The search for that good fit can be worth it, though. Although the psychotherapeutic process is unique for each individual or couple, there is much research showing that a good relationship with your therapist is fundamental to success - whether "success" means making changes in your life, navigating your way through a rough time, learning to manage challenges, improving your relationships, or just better understanding yourself and your place in the world.
am available for work with adults, couples, and adolescents.
My therapeutic approach is individualised for each client, and I see the therapeutic process as being jointly created between the therapist and the client, making for a unique relationship and a unique piece of work. In adapting my style to what suits you best, I am able to draw upon a variety of theories and techniques: I was trained in and am experienced with cognitive-behavioural, existential, humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic approaches. Regardless of what kind of therapy you have or what kind of label is attached to it, the most important things are that you feel that therapy is useful and helpful to you and that you feel safe and supported within the relationship.
If we meet for an initial appointment, we will discuss your situation, needs and preferences and will collaboratively arrive at an understanding of how we might proceed. As your needs change, so will the therapy. At intervals I will ask you for feedback to see how you are feeling about our work together.
My training and experience in psychology and psychotherapy spans 15 years and two countries; I am American by origin and have been based in London since 1999.
I hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (2002). My Doctorate is in Clinical Psychology, from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (2005). I have worked in a variety of settings, including a psychology department in the National Health Service; a hospital for people with severe and enduring problems; a domestic violence agency; two university counselling centres; and a service that supports people with cancer and their families.
My primary focus currently is private-practice psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and adolescents, and I am a registered Counselling Psychologist. I am also involved in the training of future psychotherapists, as a clinical supervisor; a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at London Metropolitan University; and a part-time faculty member of Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology.