I am a native of Hackney, East London, and work as an integrative psychotherapist from my practice in Shoreditch. I have a background working in education as a special needs learning assistant, and for the last 15 years have been a musician, song writer, producer and poet. My creative and artistic background has made me particularly attuned to the power of the unconscious, and to the challenges that those in creative fields can often face.
I am continually fascinated by the importance of the unconscious - in my client work and in my own life. What has always intrigued me is how our minds can allude to clues from our past, lead us to new conclusions or to aspects of ourselves of which we were unaware. I am drawn to exploring the unconscious mind through imagination dreams and daydreams, which can reveal its power on our lives, our relationships and our decisions.
I also work with most of the major psychological and mental health issues.
Humanistic therapy helps us to develop a sense of self and a deeper clarity into our feelings, thoughts and experiences. It enables us to recognise our strengths, resourcefulness and creativity, and use these as tools to bring about development, growth or change in our lives. Humanistic therapy focuses on our self-worth and holds the view that being valued as a person, without judgement, is the key to true positive change in our lives.
Psychodynamic therapy looks at how our early experiences shape our present lives. Its main insight is that problems often arise from painful childhood experiences that have been pushed down to the unconscious because they may be too painful for the conscious mind to process. These repressed emotions don’t go away but resurface to haunt our current relationships. The goal of therapy is to examine our current challenges at their roots, to make the unconscious conscious so we can understand ourselves and stop replaying past conflicts into the present.
I offer some reduced rates for block bookings for students and those on low incomes.
Appointments are once per week but I can offer bi-weekly and monthly sessions as well.