I am a warm, compassionate and empathetic humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with adult individuals and couples.
I believe that we all have the potential to take charge of our lives and that the therapeutic relationship can work to harness that power. Celebrating the best parts of ourselves can help us to grow or change the parts we are less confident about.
Before training to be a Psychotherapist, I spent 23 years working as an actor in film, television, theatre and radio. This career of observing the human condition fuelled my interest in people and how the mind works, why we do the things we do and how our interior world manifests itself in our behaviour and the space we take in the world around us.
I have a particular interest in our interior as human beings and how we express ourselves in the interior space in which we live.
As a mother, I feel particularly attuned to the sensitivities of children and issues to do with childhood. I also feel that with my professional experience I have a great understanding of the uncertainty and joy that comes with freelance creative careers and how that can affect our self-esteem and world-view.
I have been in my own personal therapy for a number of years and believe that it is essential that I understand what it is like to work as a client. With this experience I also bring to the room my insight and ability to be appropriately challenging when I feel it is beneficial to the therapy.
I have worked as a counsellor at Haringey Women’s Forum supporting women at difficult points in their life, within a GP's surgery and as a Samaritan working with people in crisis. I have also worked with children in schools as a counsellor with Place2Be.