I am a registered UKCP psychotherapist, and have a doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy (DCPsych). I worked for many years in qualitative research as a consumer psychologist, for both the social and commercial sectors, specialising in health and sensitive subjects, before training as a psychotherapist; I have been practising since 2009. As well as offering short and longer-term therapy for private clients I work in a GP practice in North London.
Clients come with all kinds of different problems and issues: some have suffered a loss or trauma; some are struggling with relationships; some feel depressed and unfulfilled; some are suffering anxiety; some simply feel stuck. In each case, by offering a confidential space and the rare opportunity for real attention to be paid to the individual, I believe that psychotherapy can help.
My training is in integrative psychotherapy: to me, this is both about integrating different psychotherapeutic approaches and helping a client to integrate the different parts of themselves. For all of us, the past influences the present, and exploring this can often be instrumental in moving forward to a more fulfilling life, and a greater sense of being alive. Helping clients to feel they have choices is often a key aspect. Central to my work is the actual relationship I have with my clients: I offer a non-judgemental, supportive, warm and human context, where any thoughts and feelings can be brought into the room and safely explored together.
I am based in Dartmouth Park/Highgate.
Emily is a practicing Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist in the final stages of completing a professional doctorate at the Metanoia Institute, West London. Emily began her doctoral training in 2008. Emily is a member of the British Psychological Society and abides by their code of ethics.
Emily has worked in the Mental Health field for the past seven years; she currently works with adults in a Central London NHS Psychology Service, as well as a specialist mother and infant mental health unit. At this time her therapy work includes work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety or relational problems. In the past Emily has worked with severe mental illness and addictions, as well as with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Due to a broad training background, Emily has grounding in various different approaches, which allows her to be flexible in how she works with each individual:
“I try to listen to the therapeutic goals of the client before deciding upon what sort of approach might 'fit'. Sometimes a client may be unsure what their immediate goals for therapy are, which would lead me to consider having a more open, explorative stance in the therapy. At other times, I might use a more behavioural (CBT-like) approach to support someone to actualise behavioural changes in their life. I believe that an understanding of a person's past relationships is extremely important in order to help them understand their current difficulties, and I see therapy as a way of detangling oneself from old, painful relational habits. I try and work with transparency, which involves being clear about how therapy works and how we will measure when you have achieved your goals.”
Everyone goes through times when they experience 'stuckness' or uncertainty. This can manifest itself in many ways, such as feelings of anxiety, relationship difficulties or low mood. You may also have had experiences that feel difficult to discuss with others or make sense of on your own. I offer a warm, confidential and honest space to explore and work through these challenges.
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and have worked for over a decade in various settings, including private practice, the NHS and charity sector. My work encompasses substance misuse, bereavement, meaninglessness in life and complex trauma.
My approach is integrative, meaning that I draw on different therapeutic perspectives, paying attention to both the influence of your past and current circumstances. It also means I am flexible; I believe in us collaboratively developing an approach that best supports you as an individual. The relationship we establish is fundamental to the work we do and can offer important insights into other relationships in your life. I believe therapy can be transformational. Not only in terms of supporting behavioral changes, but also in developing a deeper insight into yourself and the relationships in your life.
I offer long and shorter-term therapy. Our first consultation is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and to consider whether we would work well together. In shorter-term work we may set a certain number of sessions and focus on a specific concern or on unpacking general anxieties. In longer-term work we may decide to work open-ended, exploring underlying or deeper-rooted difficulties that prevent you from feeling fulfilled.
Aside from running a private practice I work as a consultant and expert witness in the refugee sector and am also in the final stages of obtaining my Doctorate in Psychology and Psychotherapy.
My practice is 5 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington Station. Appointments are available throughout the day including early morning and evening.
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