"the privilege of a lifetime is to become who you
carl gustav jung
Living is a marvellous yet often arduous adventure. We begin our lives in wonder, curiosity and desire to explore. As time goes on, parental failures, social conditioning and psychological and emotional wounds begin to accumulate and most of us learn to disconnect from our feelings, our needs and even our identities. We lock away our True Self so that we won't feel disappointed, hurt or ashamed. We start doing what is required of us by our parents, peers, teachers, bosses and romantic partners. We build armours to hide our vulnerabilities and push the undesirable parts of ourselves deep into the shadow of our unconscious.
Sometimes we manage to get on and keep existing in a world that seems colourless at best and hostile at worst. Sometimes we resign ourselves to quiet desperation, other times we fall into a deep, chaotic crisis and living feels unbearable.
All of us, at some point, come face to face with some powerful questions. Who am I? What do I want? Why do I feel like something's wrong with me? How do I understand and cope with what's happened to me?
Deep inside of us we can find the answers. Therapy can provide a safe space where these questions can be explored, where denied feelings can be voiced, where disavowed parts of ourselves can be expressed.
coming to therapy
Whatever reasons have brought you here now, you are already taking a step forward on your journey of self discovery and healing. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression or a lack of direction in your life. Perhaps you are facing difficulties in your relationships or you seem to always end up in the same sort of situations and can't understand why. Maybe you have experienced traumatic events and are living with powerful demons. Perhaps something in your life doesn't feel right but you can't quite put your finger on what that is.
I can help you. As a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which we can address whatever issues you're struggling with. Together we can journey into your inner world, make sense of your difficulties, find and create ways of coping, healing and thriving. My aim is to enable you to speak and live your own truth unapologetically.
Issues I can help with
I invite you to bring whatever issues you feel you're struggling with. I have experience working with the following
Sexuality and intimacy
Gender identity and expression
Generalised anxiety and panic attacks
Substance abuse, addiction and alcoholism
Lack of self-esteem and self-confidence
Lack of direction and purpose in life
Loss of identity
Abuse (sexual, physical, psychological, emotional)
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist working at HQ Therapy in Hackney, E8. I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
While my training is in Psychodynamic therapy, I am influenced by a variety of different approaches and I draw upon them to shape our work together so that it best fits your needs.
I work in private practice as well as in a charity setting, seeing adult patients (18+) from a wide variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religious beliefs.
I work with a GRSD affermative stance, meaning I am sex positive, LBGTQIA+ allied, poly/non monogamous aware, BDSM/Kink conscious and sex worker positive.
taking the first step
You can contact me via the form below to arrange an initial consultation. On this first appointment we will talk about what has brought you to therapy and will explore what are your hopes, expectations and fears around the therapeutic process. It will be an opportunity for you to get a sense of my approach and to explore whether you would like to begin working with me. If you decide to start coming for counselling, we will agree on a suitable date and time for weekly sessions, as well as the duration of the course of therapy. I work both short term, with a set number of sessions, as well as on an open-ended basis, meaning you can come for as long as you find it helpful and necessary.
The initial consultation lasts 50 minutes and is charged at £60.
Further sessions last 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. The fee will be between £50 and £70, depending on income. 2 days cancellation policy. I work face to face, on the phone and via Skype.
My room is at 322C (Ground Floor) Kingsland Rd, E8 4DE - a 3 minute walk away from Haggerston overground station, 10 minute walk away from Hoxton and Dalston Junction overground stations.
To schedule an initial consultation or ask questions, fill in and submit the form below or email