I offer professional, confidential online psychotherapy and counselling for men and women in the UK, Europe and internationally, 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 psychotherapist and counsellor:
I hold an MSc in Counselling Psychology and I am fully accredited as a psychotherapist and counsellor by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also registered and regulated as a psychotherapist and counsellor by the British Government Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (BACP Register). I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) and fully insured. I am registered for UK data protection and I am compliant with EU GDPR requirements. I am approved by British private health insurers including Aviva and AXA PPP Healthcare. I have many years' experience of private practice in London, as well as NHS, education sector and voluntary sector practice both in London and in the north of England. I have also worked for a number of years with English-speaking and expat British communities in Europe and internationally (Spain, France, Australia, US, Canada, Middle East, China, Japan) via online therapy using Skype and FaceTime. I am happy to explore the use of other online video applications such as Doxy, Zoom, WhatsApp and Google Meet if you have a particular preference.
Men and women seek therapy for a host of different reasons. Sometimes they have lost purpose or meaning in their lives. At other times the decision to ask a psychotherapist or counsellor for help comes after years of battling on their own with anxiety or depression or with self-destructive and shaming behaviours. There are also those whose lives have been turned upside down by a life-changing crisis or event such as the death of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, the loss of their job or perhaps the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak across the world. Others are at a crossroads or wrestling with a decision: anything from the approach of retirement to whether to start a family. Finally, some men and women simply want to understand themselves better and gain greater insight into how their mind works – you don't have to have a mental health problem to book an appointment with a therapist. Whatever brings you to therapy, my approach as a Skype and FaceTime online psychotherapist and counsellor is at all times respectful, non-judgmental and affirmative, irrespective of your age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, belief system or lifestyle.
Seeking professional therapeutic support is never an easy step to take, especially if this is the first time you have thought about approaching a psychotherapist or counsellor. You may feel overwhelmed not only by your problems but by the array of different therapies and specialisms on offer. To find out more about me and about online therapy – also known as Skype counselling and, in north America, teletherapy – and to help you decide whether I am the right practitioner to assist you in moving forwards in your life, please take the time to look at the other pages on my website where you will find more detailed information about how I work as an online therapist. On my Links page you can also access independent advice on how to choose the support that's most appropriate for you as well as link to self-help resources including meditation, relaxation and breathing exercises.
If you are in crisis and need immediate therapeutic support, the following organisations may be of assistance: Samaritans, Mind, Befrienders Worldwide