I am a qualified psychotherapist providing individual and relationship therapy in Shoreditch (E1), East London.
We all face challenges in our lives, which at times, may feel overwhelming or too difficult to cope with. Whether you would like support for a specific issue, feel the need to make changes in your life or simply seek personal development, therapy offers a safe and confidential space for you to share your feelings and thoughts. Together we will look at your situation; I will help you explore and clarify your issues and experiences. I aim to create an environment where you can find your own solutions and direction.
I believe that therapy is an enriching and at times challenging journey. It is one filled with discoveries about oneself, about one’s relationships and about life; it is a journey towards greater awareness.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to talk about concerns and issues that you might find difficult to share with people around you. It is a break from everyday life, a time to reflect upon what matters to you. Psychotherapy helps us gain greater awareness. This new understanding enables us to make fresh choices and create a more meaningful life.
Anxiety, Depression, Feeling of Emptiness
Most of us experience anxiety and depression at times in our lives. The challenges of life can become overwhelming and leave us feeling low or stuck. A lack of direction and feelings of emptiness can be difficult to cope with. Life may seem meaningless. Therapy can help you make sense of what you are going through and help you live more purposefully.
Relationships are an important part of our lives. Difficulties with intimacy or commitment, questions about desire or sexual problems can stand in the way of a satisfying relationship. Past relationships sometimes impact on our present ones. Creating romantic relationships or friendships may feel like an impossible step. Therapy will help you explore and understand how you relate to others and can facilitate your work towards more fulfilling relationships.
Work related difficulties
Issues with performance or creativity, burn out, stress, communication problems with colleagues and management, in need of a career change… Difficulties at work can become overwhelming and when unresolved often start to affect the rest of our lives. Therapy can help you address communication issues, help you manage stress or be a valuable support throughout a career change.
Gender and Sexuality
Whether you have concerns, issues or questions in relation to gender or sexuality, therapy is a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore these dimensions of your life.
About the sessions
Sessions occur on a weekly basis and last 50 minutes.
The first session
In the first session we will look at your reasons for seeking therapy and what you would like to get from it. We will also discuss any questions and concerns you may have about the counselling process. The first session will be an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other and decide whether we would like to work together.
Sessions take the form of a conversation. They are a confidential space where you are free to speak about whatever you wish. My role, as a therapist, is to help you explore and manage whatever you are going through.
Number of sessions
I offer both short-term (6 or 12 sessions) and open-ended therapy. Depending on your needs we will discuss which option is best for you.
I offer counselling in English and in French.
Feel free to contact me to make an initial appointment. We will discuss what you are looking for and how counselling could benefit you.
I offer supervision to qualified therapists. As well as supervising existential therapists, I enjoy working with practitioners from other therapeutic modalities who would like to integrate an existential-phenomenological approach to their work.
The fee per session is £60.
I am currently practicing privately in Shoreditch. I have worked in various counselling settings including several drug and alcohol services, GP practices, private organisations and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust where I provided therapy to patients with eating disorders. This has allowed me to meet and work with people facing a wide range of difficulties.
I am particularly experienced in supporting those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, gender and sexuality related issues, work place issues and addiction. I have a special interest in supporting people who are in the midst of a crisis of values and beliefs, who feel a lack of direction or who are going through a transition in their live, whether personal or professional.
My training is in Existential Psychotherapy. Existential therapy is an approach which is first and foremost philosophical; its focus is on making sense of life and human existence. I find this form of therapy effective in helping my clients live more meaningfully and purposefully. Each client’s situation is unique and I tailor my approach based on individual needs. This may involve drawing from other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and systemic approaches. Beyond the therapeutic modality I believe that the most important factor for effective therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. It is within an authentic, open and non-judgemental relationship that changes can occur.
A bit of background
I was born in France. Before training as a therapist I swam competitively for more than ten years and worked for ten years in business in France and the UK. This has given me a good understanding and first-hand experience of both the competitive and corporate worlds and the associated pressures. I am therefore well equipped to work with issues such as performance anxiety, burn out, emotional difficulties following the end of a sports career or other career change.
Towards the end of my business career I felt that my life lacked meaning and purpose. I decided to enter therapy where I started to reassess my values and beliefs and to explore what really mattered to me. It enabled me to make new choices. I trained to become a therapist and started a new career. Therapy has helped me become more self-aware, to relate to others in a more satisfying way and it has been a great support in shaping a more meaningful life.
I have completed the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling / Middlesex University.
I am a member of The Society for Existential Analysis.
I am also a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol); I abide by both codes of ethics and codes of practice.
Individual therapy: £70 per session (50min)
Relationship / Couples therapy: £100 per session (60min)
(Concessions for students and low earners may be available)
2 Blackall Street, London EC2A 4AD