EXISTENTIAL THERAPY

I am a qualified Existential Psychotherapist.

This means that Existentialism is the orientation that mostly appeals to my personal beliefs, my way of living and expressing myself.

Far from being an intellectual or abstract approach, Existential Psychotherapy examines the individual in his/her context and in relation to others and to the surrounding world.

I draw attention to my clients’ understanding of their own philosophy of life. I observe and discuss with them what they wish to retain and what they wish to change in order to identify and take advantage of new opportunities and increase the quality of their life.

I am a trained Psychsexual and Relationship Therapist and I work with couples to facilitate their ability to resolve conflict, to address  sexual concerns and to help establish better communication and common goals.

Existential Psychotherapy can be time-limited or open-ended.  It can be cost-effective and solution focused. It involves creating an understanding of clients’ basic beliefs and inherited assumptions and it helps clients to make choices and to re-define their world-view in order to achieve their goals and aspirations.

I integrate different techniques within my Existential orientation, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT ), Attachment Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement  Desensitization Reprocessing), Focusing, Conflict Resolution Skills, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, to name a few.

I am trained in CBT ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which I implement as part of my Existential orientation.

I am a trained EMDR Practitioner, having completed parts 1,2 and 3 of EMDR Training, in London, with Alexandra Richman and Laura Parnell. I integrate sessions of EMDR,  in the context of my normal therapy, especially – but not only –  in order to address issues connected to PTSD,  panic attacks, fears and psychological blockages – if and when appropriate. I am a Member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

I am a Certified Psychological Mediator and hold a Diploma issued by Regent’s College, London, in 2012.

From April 2014 until January 2018 I  joined MacMillan Cancer Support as a voluntary Psychotherapist in order to offer psychological support to people affected by cancer and who may be terminally ill, as well as their families and carers.  I worked at the MacMillan office in Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Chelsea.

From January 2018 until January 2019 I worked at  Breast Cancer Haven in Fulham Broadway.

In March 2019 I joined ( again) MacMillan at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

I CAN HELP YOU WITH THE FOLLOWING ISSUES

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LIFE REVIEW

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ANGER

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CHILDHOOD & AGEING

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GENDER & RACIAL ISSUES

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ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

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WORK-RELATED ISSUES

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ISOLATION

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RELATIONSHIPS, MARRIAGE & SEXUALITY

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LOW SELF-ESTEEM

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MID-LIFE

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MENINGLESSNESS

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ADDICTIONS

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TRAUMA

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MONEY

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PANIC ATTACKS

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FEARS & PHOBIAS