Exactly how much time passes from the moment a person is wounded until they start to feel the pain?
Sometimes it’s a second.
Sometimes it’s an hour.
Sometimes it’s more than an eternity.
Artyom Borovik

Psychotherapy

What can bring us to seek Psychotherapy is a need for someone to hear our experience and to speak to our experience.

We can have more ‘why’s’ than we know what to do with and no clear sense of what we are asking, only that we are asking, and that the pain of not knowing is intolerable.

A journeying through the developmental phases of our childhood to adulthood; to recover and uncover those parts of ourselves that we have perhaps buried and silenced for so long, is a central tenet of my Psychotherapeutic approach.

The seeds that are sown in early childhood are our foundations – environment, family, culture, health – all have a deep and lasting impact and continue to resonate throughout our lives, influencing our choices and the decisions we take.

The Psychotherapeutic journey calls up the quality of letting go and letting come, because the mystery, the truth of our lives arises from a deeper part of the self, which is less afraid of not immediately having a shape to put on every situation. Life is for a moment in one shape, then released into another.

Creativity, vulnerability, and the wounds we carry are at the very heart of the transformative process. They will enable us to find the keys, and when we find the keys we need to turn them deftly as we enter and roam the labyrinths of our experiences – sometimes trying to find a way out, sometimes trying to find the centre – always trying to find a shore.

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and a registered member of:

  • BACP – British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • PABC – Professional Association of Biographical Counsellors.
  • Professional indemnity and public liability Insured.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced disclosure.

As a Psychotherapist I am bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice that are held by the BACP’s professional body. For more information visit:
www.bacp.co.uk

Experience:

  • Private psychotherapy practices. I work with individuals,
    couples, groups and children of all ages.
  • Psychotherapist at Emmaus UK – Homeless Charity
  • Psychotherapist for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
  • Psychotherapist for Parent Support Centres in Herts CC.
  • Individual psychotherapy for employees working for Herts CC.
  • Individual psychotherapy for parents in Herts CC schools.
  • ARC workshops for adults: creativity and personal development coaching.
  • Workshops for CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • Worked with adults with mental health problems, learning disabilities and other support needs.
  • I run private practices in Hertfordshire and London and offer Skype / Facetime sessions.

I AM NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE
If you are concerned that your mental health is deteriorating or concerned you may be at future risk of suicide, please contact your GP.

In extreme crisis, i.e., you are actively suicidal, go to the closest A&E department in a hospital, or call 999. The Samaritans offer a 24 hours 365 days a year fully confidential listening service.

Their FREE telephone number is 116 123.

Their website is http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us