Psychotherapy and Counselling in Walthamstow and Leyton, North East London
Life can be pretty overwhelming at times, with competing priorities from family, kids, work and friends, lives picking up the pace as technology encourages us to always be 'switched on', and looming expectations to be many things to many people. Or perhaps other life stage related changes such as divorce, retirement, ageing parents, health and body issues and menopause bring their own set of challenges. Even if we are able to manage these pressures, in quieter moments we can find ourselves full of doubt about the direction our lives are taking. Big life decisions can feel frightening and risky or we may suddenly be at the mercy of an unexpected life-change which can throw our seemingly steady life into a tailspin.
You may therefore be looking for a psychotherapist or counsellor in Walthamstow. If you are reading this, chances are you want support from a psychotherapist with something that is troubling you. You may have a specific issue or decision you wish to talk through with a therapist or counsellor or you may feel more generally anxious, sad, or upset. In order for psychotherapy and counselling to be effective it is crucial you find the therapist for you, someone with whom you feel safe and understood. By reading on and finding out a little more about me and how I work hopefully you will have an idea of whether I might be the right 'fit' for you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or phone if you have any questions.
I am an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist based in Walthamstow and Leyton, North East London whose aim is to build trust, restore hope and promote growth within a secure therapy relationship. While my aim is to assist people in feeling more contented or more in control of their lives, this can be a lengthy and sometimes painful process as we surf feelings that may have been buried for a long time. I therefore work both within both a short-term therapy framework on immediate specific issues and in the longer term on more deep-seated emotional change. Sometimes the anniversary of an event or a specific time of year such as Christmas or Mothers'/ Fathers' Day can trigger difficult feelings. Some typical areas I work on in my practice include coping with anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties, stress in the workplace, surfing big life changes, bereavement, coping with illness and feeling 'stuck'.
I trained at the John Bowlby Centre as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I have over twelve years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist in Walthamstow and have helped many feel more content, secure and in control of their life. I have spent many years working as a teacher on psychotherapy training courses in North East London and two years developing a training curricula for attachment-based psychotherapy. I am a training therapist on the Bowlby Centre Psychotherapy training.
In addition to being UKCP registered, I am on a professional register that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
If you are interested in counselling or psychotherapy contact me on 0208 509 2849