Relationship Counselling in North West London, Central London W1 and Online
Managing Uncertainty During Lockdown
Counselling during the pandemic
What do people talk to their therapists about at present?
Counselling for Keyworkers
I am a well qualified and highly experienced Couples Counsellor offering relationship counselling for couples and individuals. Prior to the pandemic I was working online and from my practices in West Hampstead and North West London. I hope to return to working with clients face to face in Central London from a practice in W1 close to Marylebone High Street once it is safe to do so.
I am continuing to work online via Zoom, FaceTime and Skype and have been pleased to be able to continue to offer counselling services during this challenging time, when it seems that it is needed even more. For more information about online counselling please click Counselling during the pandemic and, for more details about my general working practice, please click here.
I offer couples and relationship counselling to same-sex and heterosexual individuals and couples and my clients come from a wide range of different backgrounds, cultures and religions. I take an impartial and empathic approach in a confidential and caring setting.
I believe we all want the best relationship we can possibly have but we are, unfortunately, often left disappointed and let down. Relationship therapy can offer couples an opportunity to discuss and understand more clearly what is not working and help them work towards making changes that will enhance a partnership.
With this in mind I often integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) into my work. This process helps make sense of relationship distress and helps clients understand and change negative patterns into more secure and safe connections. By using a series of steps that were developed by Dr Susan Johnson in Canada, couples learn to reconnect and work towards a stronger emotional bond.
A relationship doesn't need to be in crisis to for you to come for counselling. Having the space to think and reflect on what we want from our lives and relationships with an experienced couples counsellor can really help to clarify and facilitate change.
In support of thinking and reflecting, I write regular blogs exploring the different issues that arise in couples' relationships. My new blog discusses the issues around"Managing Uncertainty During Lockdown" with some ideas to support you and your partner in these unprecedented times. Please click here to go to my Blog page where you can read more.
"Living through two periods of isolation has put the spotlight firmly on our partnerships like never before. We have never experienced living so close to one another for so long without our usual social outlets. This has meant that we seem to have become more hyper-vigilant with our partners, seeing things we never saw before, hearing things we never heard or said before."