How can I help?
I know that life can feel extremely difficult at times. I guess you’re here because it can be exhausting for you to keep up trying to show strength, and confidence, standing tall, doing it all on your own.
Perhaps you feel broken sometimes. I really get that. And you don’t need to be on your own with this.
I’m wondering if you receive so much criticism, coming from somewhere in yourself. This voice may say “you’re not good enough”, “you’re not ok”, or “you can’t do this”. This harsh voice may come with a heavy, low mood. “What’s the point?”
You’re not alone with this. Together we can build an alliance to support you with your pain and vulnerability, so you can learn to support yourself.
We can work as a team to help you reconnect with your inherent health, your creativity, trust, and enjoyment of life.
the way it is with children"
Rainer Maria Riilke
I can help you with..
- feelings of anxiety, stress and/or depression
- issues around relationships
- to reduce dependence on friends or family for emotional support
- anger, sadness, grief
- life changes or life choices
- low self-esteem
- lack of meaning in life
Perhaps there is another issue or difficulty besides these which I can support you with. Sometimes it feels difficult to name a problem other than a deeply felt sense of unease. Or that life is not the way you would like it to be right now.
The first stage of working together is to build trust. Together we can explore how your life would look if therapy were to be successful. This gives direction to our work.
The pace of the work is different for everyone, and my intention is to offer the right approach for each individual. For example, at times you may require more space in which to explore your inner experience, whilst on other occasions you need more active questioning and investigating from me.
As the process unfolds, clarity can emerge around issues which felt stuck. We can see how your discoveries in therapy are being applied in your life. The journey can be challenging at times, but it may become possible for you to treat yourself with more kindness and understanding. The intention is to be able to move forward with greater trust and confidence in yourself.
I am committed to my work with clients. I have experienced for myself the healing possible as a result of finding the right psychotherapist or counsellor. This is true whether you want some short-term counselling support with a particular issue or crisis; or whether you are open to longer term work which can address the deeper roots of difficulties in our lives.
To read more about how I work, see Core Process Psychotherapy .
Sessions are held weekly on the same day and at the same time. It is usual to review how therapy is working after 6 weeks and from here to continue on a weekly basis whilst it is helpful to do so. It is your choice as to how long you stay in therapy and this depends on the nature of the issues you wish to explore.
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, and Crouch End
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a Psychotherapist in training and clinical practice. I hold a Masters Degree (MA) in Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy awarded by Middlesex University in collaboration with the Karuna Institute.
I see clients at a centre in Hackney, and privately in two locations in North London.
For more information on how I offer therapy see Core Process Psychotherapy . I positively welcome clients of any ethnic background, gender and/or sexuality, and have experience and training of working with many different cultural perspectives.
I am part of a practice of counsellors and psychotherapists at OneTwoFive Therapy Rooms, in Stroud Green, N4, near Finsbury Park. I also practise from the Core Health Suite, in N8, Crouch End. For more information please see Locations.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Psychotherapy or Counselling?
Psychotherapy differs from Counselling in that it tends to happen over the longer term. A counsellor can help you see to yourself and your problems more realistically and to manage those problems better. Psychotherapy offers the longer-term prospect of finding meaning, healing and transformation.
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