“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou

I'm a fully qualified counsellor, with a warm and compassionate approach. I offer a calm, confidential, and non-judgemental space where your voice will be heard.

Whatever support you may have around you, it can be helpful to talk to a professional who is not involved in your daily life.

There are many reasons for seeking support. Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, or overwhelm. Maybe you’re feeling lonely, or struggling with relationships. Perhaps it feels like you have lost a sense of choice, or direction.

Whatever has brought you to counselling, I can be alongside you as you explore the aspects of your life that are most challenging for you. Your current circumstances may be particularly hard, or perhaps you are dealing with difficulties or traumatic experiences from your past. Together we can look at what is causing you pain, where its roots might lie, and how it is impacting your life right now.

MY BACKGROUND & TRAINING

I have a background in literature (having completed an undergraduate degree, Masters, and PhD in English and American Literature), and I have worked in the field of historical linguistics for nearly ten years. I have also worked for a charity supporting children who struggle with literacy for a range of reasons. In all these roles I have been motivated by a love of words, literature, and creative writing of all kinds.

I have also volunteered with the London-based charity Maytree, which offers residential support for people who are feeling suicidal.

I trained at the Tavistock Centre and The Psychosynthesis Trust (both in London), and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of the BACP, I am bound by the ethical framework and complaints procedures of this professional body.

I undertake regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which enables me to develop and further my skills.