I offer professional, confidential counselling and psychotherapy for clients who work and live in and around Angel Islington and Finsbury in north London, covering postcodes N1 and EC1. I also offer telephone counselling and online therapy for men and women in the UK 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 a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service), registered for data protection and fully insured. I am approved by private health insurers including Aviva and AXA PPP Healthcare.
Therapy sessions in Islington take place at 335 City Road, London EC1V 1LJ, a calm, comfortable and beautifully appointed Georgian townhouse. Angel Islington underground station is a five-minute walk away and there are direct bus and Tube links to Old Street/Moorgate to the south, King's Cross/St Pancras to the west and Highbury & Islington to the north. If you are driving, there is metered parking on the residential streets to the east of City Road in Islington (N1). The nearest pay car parks are Elia Mews (N1 8DG) and City Garden Row (N1 8DS). I also offer telephone counselling and online therapy using Skype and FaceTime. To find out more about the benefits of working with a FaceTime/Skype counsellor/psychotherapist, please visit my Online therapy page.
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 the approach of a significant birthday 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.
If you are in crisis and need immediate therapeutic support, the following organisations may be of assistance: Samaritans, Mind, Befrienders Worldwide