Online Or In-Person
Meeting in person makes a lot of sense, where possible. We can meet in a private and relaxed setting conveniently located directly across from Ealing
Broadway tube and train station.
Online zoom sessions can be more convenient and make therapy more accessible. You would need a private and comfortable room for us to be able to connect for the duration of the call. All my therapy options can work in this format including EMDR.
One-to-one therapy typically begins with an assessment that can take one to three sessions (depending on the individual). Together, we will create a plan that outlines the number of sessions and the therapeutic goals we will work towards. If you are seeking one-time consultation for psychological guidance or input, I am also available for that.
I have supervised counselling psychologists and psychotherapists in training. I am registered with the British Psychological Society as a Supervisor of Applied Psychological Practice.
With my experience as a lecturer at City University and MIND, I have led seminars and workshops on mental health topics for undergraduate students and working professionals. If you are interested in booking training for your school, private employer, or government agency in Central London, I am available to facilitate workshops for you.
Types Of Treatments
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful scientifically proven psychotherapy to help people recover from traumatic events in their lives which have led to poor mental health. It is a structured therapy with eight phases using bilateral stimulation to process disturbing events.
Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a therapy that incorporates CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) with social psychology, evolutionary psychology, Buddhist philosophy and neuroscience. This therapy helps people develop and work with experiences of inner warmth and soothing to better regulate ourselves and recognise and reduce threat levels.
Trauma Focused Therapy
This is my overarching therapeutic approach based on the understanding and principles of Judith Herman in her book Trauma & Recovery based on three phases – stabilization, integration and/or re-integration. We determine where you are and build from there using a combination of techniques depending on what works best for you.
This approach is person-centred and flexible depending on what your situation is. A reflective, understanding and supportive space may be the most important element to your well- being. For example, after suffering a major loss or losing a loved one.
DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
DBT, developed by Marsha Linehan, is based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy that is helpful with people whose emotions can feel overwhelming. DBT builds a foundation of lasting change to break out of negative patterns.
This form of therapy uses mindfulness as a key component to understanding ourselves, we look at reducing arousal levels and noticing what arises to understand ourselves better and build space to improve and/or feel more confident in our responses. I often draw on this approach working with clients across therapies to improve well-being in daily life.