I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered and Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and I abide by its codes of professional and ethical conduct.
I am originally from France and I have been practicing in South West London for over 10 years. Prior to my arrival in the United Kingdom in 2007, I spent 25 years working in the fields of education and counselling in international schools in Egypt, the United States (California and Washington, DC), and Italy. This exposure to a wide range of cultures and beliefs enhanced my awareness of human diversity and has enabled me to be open to, value and respect traditions other than my own.
My core beliefs are grounded in humanistic therapy although my overall approach is integrative which means that I recognise that each of us is unique and so I try to adapt to what works best for you. I specialise in depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement and loss and I incorporate thought and principles of Buddhist philosophy into my practice. In all my years of practice I found that, by giving me the privilege of sharing their life experiences with me, my clients not only continue to be my best teachers, but are also an ongoing source of inspiration to me. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy and, because I realise that you might not be able to commit to a rigid weekly session contract due to work obligations, I am flexible with my time and do my best to accommodate your schedule.
I am experienced in the following therapeutic models:
"I'm loving our sessions!" MP
"Therapy is magic!" HO
"Every time I come here (to therapy), I like myself better" MC
"For the first time in my life, I feel happy!" EB
"Before, I didn't like myself at all... now I feel more relaxed and I am learning to be kinder to myself." NL
"Your help in this period of my life was so precious, you brought me back to life and I am so grateful for this!" SG
"My problems are 100% clearer after each session" NW
"I don't know how it works, but I know it's working" DC
"Everyone has commented on how happier I look since I started therapy with you" AT
Registered with Counselling Directory
Health care provider for Aviva and Cigna