I work with a wide range of issues that arise in relationships, including communication problems, loss of sex life and other sexual problems, affairs and their aftermath, problems with in-laws, children, teenagers, and ex-partners ; feelings of jealousy, anger, anxiety and depression, and an undertainty about the future of a relationship. Typical problems include â€˜things going staleâ€™, â€˜lack of passion and excitementâ€™, â€˜just not getting onâ€™, â€˜living parallel livesâ€™ and â€˜thinking about separating.â€™
I am happy to see a couple individually, if both parties agree. The same rules of confidentiality apply.
Counselling can really enhance a relationship, even when you do not feel you have specific problems, especially in the area of needs being met.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy from the Relate Institute (University of Hull), and a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Sussex. I work as a therapist for Relate in their Kingston Centre, andÂ my private practice is in Hampton. I am also an Assistant Professor at Richmond University.
I am trained in several therapeutic approaches, including systemic, psychodynamic, narrative, transactional analysis, and CBT. I am happy to discuss which might be most suitable for you. I believe the most important aspect of counselling is a friendly, relaxed and supportive relationship between the client and counsellor, based on trust and confidentiality. I am bound by the ethics of the BACP.
I see individuals and couples from Richmond,Twickenham, Kingston, Surbiton, Esher, and across West London, Surrey and beyond. I welcome LGBT individuals and couples.
I also work on Skype with clients who cannot see me in person.
'We couldn't possibly have got to where we are without your support, for which I'm hugely grateful'
R & R, Richmond
'We seem to be doing really well, thanks to all your help'
D & M, Kingston
â€˜Thank you for the session today. It really helped in seeing some potential and practical ways forwardâ€™
â€˜Thank you so much for meeting with us this morning - we have both come away feeling very positive about the process that we startedâ€™
S & P, New Malden
â€˜You are a brilliant therapistâ€™
â€˜We feel that you're on our wavelength and I don't think there are many people of whom that would be trueâ€™
T & K, Teddington