Counselling and Psychotherapy, for Individuals, Couples, and Groups, in Sutton, Surrey, with UKCP Registered Therapist
Welcome to my website. Over the last 20 years I have worked as a psychotherapist, counsellor, and group analyst, in a NHS hospital, a GP practice, the voluntary sector, and in private practice. I see individuals, couples, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions. (You can find full information about my fees on the Taking the Next Step page. )
I am accredited to practise by the Guild of Psychotherapists, and by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. I am registered to practise as both a group and individual psychotherapist, and also as a clinical supervisor for other psychotherapists and counsellors, by the UKCP. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society International.
People come into counselling or psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, including: Depression; Emotional problems; Relationship difficulties and breakdown; Family problems and conflicts; Abuse or neglect during childhood; Anxiety and/or stress; Loss and bereavement; Work-related problem; Child sexual abuse; Post Traumatic Stress; Eating Disorders; Self Esteem; and Personality Problems.
Not everyone knows what is bothering them, however. It is possible to feel confused and unhappy without being clear why. Some people struggle to make sense of who they are, or perhaps they believe that their life has lost meaning.
Many clients prefer to have one-to-one sessions with me - either on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions - but for some, group analysis offers a really useful alternative. It is particularly beneficial for anyone who has experienced relationship difficulties, in the past or present, or who is feeling socially isolated. It has the added advantage of being a lower-cost option too, which gives more people access to psychotherapy, and there is plenty of time to resolve issues because members are asked to make a minimum commitment of a year to the group.
Apart from the analytic group I facilitate in my private practice, which meets on Thursday evenings, there is also a group that meets in South London at the Wimbledon Guild, on Wednesday evenings. This group is open to anyone in the 18-30 yrs age group who either lives, works, or studies in the Borough of Merton. Members in this group are asked to make a minimum commitment of six months.
Couple counselling is about facilitating an understanding of the conflicts that arise between a couple, and exploring ways to resolve them. Couples sometimes have separate sessions as part of this process. They are usually offered blocks of sessions, with occasional top up sessions after the main period of counselling has finished, if require. They may also be asked to put into practice techniques between sessions.
If you would like to learn more about coming into psychotherapy or counselling with me, please read the pages here about my approach, and my qualifications and experience. To make an initial appointment, please email, or call 0208 642 8337 or 07554030050 (voicemail). My fees for this appointment are outlined on The Taking the Next Step page.