Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (BACP)
My training was undertaken at Birkbeck, University of London. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics. I am currently working towards accreditation with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I have several years of experience providing therapeutic support to children and adolescents both face-to-face and online. I am currently working with the Brent Centre for Young People as a therapist in their school outreach program, while also teaching at the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training at Birkbeck, University of London.
I support children experiencing complex emotional needs, such as domestic violence, abuse, bereavement, parental separation and divorce, depression, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD. By enabling a young person to feel safe, I help them to untangle their worries and gain an understanding of their feelings so that they can better manage both internal and external stressors.
I also provide specific support to parents and caregivers who may be struggling with their relationship with their child or children, whether they are five or fifteen. Understanding how the members of a family have an impact on each other and what we can do to make subtle changes in the way with think about ourselves and our children can be immensely empowering.
I utilise the psychodynamic approach in my therapy sessions, which means I try to help young people and their families understand how their present feelings and behaviors are shaped by the complex interplay of our past experiences and relationships as well as the unconscious mind. I sometimes like to think about our mind like a theatre show. The audience only sees the actors on stage telling one story but behind the scenes, there is another world with its own stories running in parallel to and influencing the narrative on the stage. It is my role as a therapist to help the audience understand some of what is going on behind the scenes, particularly when the actors on stage are struggling.
Young people can find engaging in therapy a daunting process. I strive to create a safe and thoughtful space for all ages. For younger children, I provide play-based therapy, as they often find it easier to communicate their worries by drawing or playing games. These sessions are held face-to-face to facilitate communication and trust. Older children and teenagers who struggle with articulation might also be encouraged to use similar tools, and I let each young person take the lead in how they want to use the space. If this means tossing a ball around the room, then so be it. I am also able to provide sessions online for older young people and parents, which can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
I am currently seeing clients face-to-face and online. If you would like to book an appointment or ask me any questions please contact me below.
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