Life can be difficult at times and it is not always possible to sort things out with the help of family and friends. Sometimes it is too private and it is helpful to discuss the problems with a counsellor who can be non-judgemental, confidential, caring and supportive. This can take place in a quiet and calm environment giving you space to explore and reflect on ways of making changes and moving forward in your life.
Calling a counsellor for the first time can feel like an enormous hurdle and it is important to feel that you have chosen a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable and able to work.
I am an experienced qualified psychodynamic counsellor, supervisor and trainer. I have an established private counselling and supervision practice in the heart of Pinner and am based in a residential road where there are no parking restrictions and close to public transport.
I offer short and long term counselling to individuals and couples and supervision to both trainee and experienced counsellors.
I am particularly interested in working with anger, anxiety, depression, bereavement, health issues, fertility/infertility issues, infant loss, marital issues, stress, relationship difficulties, Holocaust related issues, harassment and bullying at work, emotional and physical abuse, loss of confidence and self-esteem, assertiveness and personal effectiveness.
I have developed a special interest in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing fertility problems and infant loss.
I am also able to offer training on using Active Listening Skills to individuals and couples, groups of adults and students at school, and Mediators who wish to improve their listening skills.
All my services are normally offered face-to-face but can now be offered during the Covid-19 pandemic by phone or by Zoom (video conferencing). I am also now available to English-speaking clients worldwide.
I qualified as a Social Worker in 1976 and spent a number of years working in hospitals, education and social services. I qualified as a Counsellor in 1995. Since then, I specialised in Assessment and then trained and qualified as a Supervisor.
I have achieved substantial experience built up over many years of counselling, supervising and teaching both in the psychodynamic tradition and by working with colleagues from other models of counselling.
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics which includes their policy on confidentiality. This can be accessed at www.bacp.co.uk
I have worked in Primary Care, Occupational Health, Further and Higher Education. I have supervised trainee and experienced counsellors, in either group or individual supervision . I held the position of Assistant Clinical Director of Raphael, the Jewish Counselling Service for five years.
For 6 years, I taught the Introduction to Counselling course at Birkbeck (London University Extra-Mural) and as I very much enjoyed teaching I now continue to offer workshops in Active Listening Skills to professionals including Mediators, Stress Management, working with Bereavement, and Assessment Skills and working with infertility.
· Short and long term individual counselling
· Solution focussed brief therapy
· Short and long term couple counselling
· Counselling for trainee counsellors at reduced rates
For Individuals and/or Groups
I am trained to supervise both psychodynamic groups and/or mixed modality groups.
· Active Listening Skills
· Stress Management
· Assessment in Counselling
· Self-Awareness and Personal Development
· Working with Infertility/miscarriage/infant loss.
I would be very happy to discuss your training requirements and customise a workshop that suits the your training needs.
All fees for services are negotiable.
The counselling room is on ground floor level with one step up outside.
Toilet facilities are on the ground floor level.
There is unrestricted residential parking.
The nearest underground stations are Pinner and Eastcote which are respectively 10 minutes’ and 20 minutes’ walk away from the premises.
The H13 bus runs from the station along the Eastcote Road which is 2 minutes’ walk from the premises.
Pinner and Eastcote both have many cafes and restaurants should you need refreshments
16 Malpas Drive, Pinner, Middx HA5 1DG, UK