I offer professional, confidential online counselling and psychotherapy for men and women in the UK, Europe and around the world using Skype and FaceTime. My aim is to help you effectively resolve your emotional and psychological problems in a supportive therapeutic environment. These are some of the areas that I work in as a counsellor and psychotherapist:
I hold an MSc in Counselling Psychology and I am fully accredited as a counsellor and psychotherapist by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also registered and regulated as a counsellor and psychotherapist by the British Government Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (BACP Register). I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service), registered for data protection and fully insured. I am approved by British private health insurers including Aviva and AXA PPP Healthcare. I have extensive experience of private, NHS and voluntary sector practice in London, Yorkshire and internationally via online therapy.
People are drawn to therapy for many reasons. Sometimes they simply feel “stuck” or have lost purpose or meaning in their lives. At other times the decision to ask a counsellor or psychotherapist for help comes after months or years of struggling on their own with depression or anxiety or with compulsive and addictive behaviour. There are also those whose lives have been turned upside down by a traumatic event such as the breakdown of a relationship, a major bereavement or the loss of their job. Others are at a crossroads or wrestling with a decision: anything from moving home to coming out. Finally, some men and women simply want to understand themselves better and gain greater insight into their own psychology – you don't have to be unhappy to see a therapist.
Whatever brings you to therapy, my approach as a counsellor and psychotherapist is at all times respectful, non-judgmental and affirmative, regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, belief system or lifestyle.
Seeking professional support is never an easy step to take, especially if this is the first time you have considered approaching a counsellor or psychotherapist. You may feel overwhelmed not only by your problems but by the array of different therapies and specialists on offer. To find out more about me and my online therapy practice and to help you decide whether I am the best person to assist you in moving forward in your life, please take time to explore the other pages on my website. Here you will find information about how I work, what theories I draw on and how I came to be a therapist. On my links page you can access further independent advice on how to choose the support that's right for you, as well as find out more about professional accreditation and areas of work that are of particular interest to me. I am happy to answer any questions in advance of our first session.
To check availability and arrange a consultation for online therapy via Skype and FaceTime, please go to Book online therapy.
If you are in crisis and need immediate therapeutic support, the following organisations may be of assistance: Samaritans, Mind, Befrienders Worldwide