Psychodynamic Approach to Counselling

The Psychodynamic approach to counselling focuses on unconscious processes (thoughts and feelings) as they are manifested in your present behaviour.  By using this approach you will begin to use self-awareness to gain a greater understanding of and ability on how the influence of the past plays its role in recurring patterns of behaviours or relationships.

Person-centred Counselling

Person-centred counselling provides a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor.  You, the client, can explore what you need and want, and how best to achieve your goals.  In person-centred counselling, I, as the therapist, will not interpret your behaviour but instead provide a positive environment for you to manifest the growth that you are capable of.

Offering other ways of working and creativity in the therapy room

I also like to work in other exploratory ways that may suit you, therefore, I may integrate other theoretical approaches, such as CBT in our therapeutic work together.  We may also think about the use of a variety of tools to explore your issues including writing, drawing, sand tray work, small toys, play-dough and crystals.  Using these creative tools may enable you to become more aware of patterns of behaviours and develop new ways of thinking in areas where you might be feeling stuck.  In my experience finding ways to be creative has enabled clients to understand their upsetting feelings and thoughts that they were never afforded the opportunity to process as children and as adults.

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”   - Pema Chödrön
50 minute individual
face-to-face sessions available.

Hours of availability:
Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday - Friday
Location is easily accessible from surrounding areas such as:
Anerley, Penge, Crystal Palace,
Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honour Oak Park, Beckenham, Bromley, Norwood,
Brixton, Dulwich, Croydon,
East Croydon, West Croydon
Central London
1st Floor
Anerley Town Hall
and Business Centre
Anerley Road
London, SE20 8BD