Thank you for visiting the London Psychotherapist website. Professionally trained, qualified and UKCP accredited, I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching in London W1. I am also an accredited supervisor to therapists and coaches.
My consulting room in Regent Street, only a short walk from Oxford Circus and Piccadilly tubes and Soho provides a quiet, comfortable space for individuals and couples who come from all walks of life.
With a background in the arts and creative industry, I brings my experience and interest in creativity to my work with individuals, couples and groups, supporting growth through experimentation and self-expression. I run an on-going men’s group in central London and have also run groups and workshops within organisations. I supervise therapists, coaches and staff at an NHS service.
I have found my experience of working in high pressure, commercial businesses, extremely useful in my work with those who are experiencing work related stress.
Mediation, exercise and a keen interest In a variety of related to fields including social history, eastern philosophy and current affairs support my practice and healthy wellbeing. I am a firm believer in the idea that therapist needs to look after himself to better support his clients.
I use Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp video and FaceTime and have found that working this way, using a large screen computer so that I can see and hear my clients clearly, has enabled an extremely effective working method.
These sessions are a practical alternative for those who are unable to attend face-to-face sessions. See further details re Skype therapy
Before the outbreak of the pandemic I was working with a number of clients online who live abroad or are unable to attend sessions in person at my psychotherapy practice in central London. During and after lockdown the need to work remotely has been such that I have developed my online practice to support clients with a wide range of concerns and issues.
I have been working with couples for 10 years and have undertaken several trainings to support my development in this area. The focus is on improving communication between the couple. Feeling misunderstood, unheard and unseen by your partner is major source of problems in a relationship.
Many problems that couples encounter in the course of a relationship are surmountable when open dialogue is possible. I aim to help couples by providing them with tools for better listening and communication to work through their difficulties with kindness and patience for each other.
I incorporate different techniques and theories tailored to suit the unique situation of each client or couple. These approaches include gestalt therapy, with its focus on the present; CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) to identify and challenge distorted thoughts and perspectives and psychodynamic therapy which examines the past and how it has shaped us. Mindfulness, visualisations, role plays and creative experiments are offered to enliven the process with experiential learning providing tools to use outside the sessions. This integrative approach enables the flexibility to work with many different issues and concerns.
Research shows that for therapy to be most effective, it requires a supportive, open and trusting relationship between therapist and client. This is something I value highly and strive to build from the start by setting out a clear path and timescale for the treatment.