I am an integrative
psychotherapist, trained at the Metanoia Centre in London, and I have
been living and working in Paris for the last five years. I have in
total about eight years experience working with English-speaking
individuals and couples.
My office is a quiet, tranquil environment. During our therapy sessions,
we sit facing each other and talk. I endeavour at all times to be polite
and respectful in all interactions. I do not use any props or techniques
such as hypnosis. Our sessions are fully confidential, which means that
I don't talk to anyone else about them, except possibly a supervisor who
I talk to regularly to aid my own development as a therapist. This
supervisor is a more senior therapist who is also bound by
confidentiality. I do not give my supervisor details which would enable
her to identify any of my clients.
Integrative Psychotherapy is a relatively new philosophy within
psychotherapy which brings together ideas from many different schools. I
chose to study integrative psychotherapy because I believe it enables
the therapist to draw on their own life-experience as well as their
theoretical learning. In my work, I often apply ideas from
Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential
Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. I am less drawn to the more psychodynamic
approaches such as psychoanalysis. I believe that psychotherapy can be
an effective tool for learning, enabling the client to understand
themselves better and to overcome habits of thought and behaviour which
bring them unhappiness or anxiety.
Making An Appointment
The best way to set up an appointment is by telephoning me at the above
number. I will need to ask a few simple questions about your background
and your reasons for seeking therapy, so make sure you have at least ten
minutes to spare, and you are somewhere where you can speak freely
without being disturbed. I offer a free inital assessment appointment
(about 1 hour). Subsequent appointments cost 60 euros per hour
(individual) and 80 euros per hour (couples).
Please note that I am a psychotherapist (or therapist, or counsellor, if
you prefer). This means that I am trained in helping people to live
better and overcome personal and emotional difficulties through talking
and exploration. I am not a psychiatrist (that is, I do not have a
medical qualification and I cannot prescribe medication).
48 Ravenscourt Park
London W6 0UG