Inner Voice Therapy
Inner Voice Therapy offers high-quality psychotherapy in the North London area of Parliament Hill. Here you will find a non-judgemental and soothing space that can provide you with a vital pause; a time to reflect and re-evaluate what is going in your world.
Life is too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I help my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back, and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of their goals. My work aims to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life.
Having trained as an integrative therapist, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, humanistic and DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy).
I have years of experience working in the educational and private sectors, as well as the NHS, across a broad range of issues. These include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, dissociation, cross-cultural issues and relationship difficulties.
Many people I meet suffer from low self-esteem, feelings of shame, difficulties in regulating themselves, and/or a lack of purpose and creativity. But we are all much more than an accumulation of diagnoses and symptoms; my integrative approach allows me to tailor the therapeutic relationship to reflect the uniqueness of each client and their worries.
I believe therapy can activate the potential everyone has to move forward. It can provide a short-cut to help you discover a more peaceful way to be; it is about making you feel better. This might not happen immediately, but through a regular review process, we make sure we stay on track to help you make the changes you are hoping for.
Short or Long Term Therapy?
Here are some aspects to help you think about which length of therapy might be suitable for you:
Short term therapy (5-10 sessions)
This might be suitable for you if you find yourself in a crisis or situation which is causing you particular difficulties. You might have a distinct issue you would like to work on, such as:
• relationship issues
• making a decision
• work-related problems
• loss and bereavement
Short-term work is useful to clarify a problem in a supportive environment, find coping strategies and explore your options and needs for further support.
Long-term therapy (10+ sessions)
If your objective is to get to the bottom of some deeper issues (for instance you would like to explore repeated relationship difficulties) or have several different issues you'd like to approach, longer-term therapy might be for you.
People who find themselves in long-term therapy usually want to change core behavioural patterns which often requires steady and consistent work.
Our first session is an opportunity for me to assess your difficulties, and to find out what changes you are looking to make.
As we go through the lifespan, we are often faced with various challenges such as understanding our past experiences, processing our present situations, planning for the future - or all of the above!
For you, the first session is a chance to see how therapy can support this process. You might like to prepare a list of questions: or indeed, just come as you are! Both are equally welcome. By the end of our time together, you should be in a position to decide if you would like to work with me.
West Hill House consulting room
West Hill House consulting room
On deciding to work together, we will agree on a weekly slot. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are of course strictly confidential. I offer short-term (10 sessions) as well as long-term (open-ended with regular reviews) therapy.
As my client, you are protected by both the Data Protection Act and the Ethical Guidelines of the BACP and UKCP, the regulatory bodies for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My therapeutic style is down to earth, authentic and grounded in an understanding of the importance of relationships. I help my clients explore their stories with the aim of freeing them from old habits and fears, and facilitate meaningful transformation.
I welcome people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, sexual orientations and genders, ages, religions and classes. I strive to be sensitive to all the issues - both individual and cultural - that people from various backgrounds encounter in this world. I offer therapy in English and German.
I have trained to Advanced Diploma Level at The Minster Centre, and am completing my MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at Middlesex University. I am a student member of the UK regulatory organisations BACP and UKCP and strictly adhere to their ethical guidelines. I hold an Enhanced Certificate from the UK Disclosure and Barring Service.
As Head of Counselling Provision of a Sixth Form in a London secondary school, I also work with older adolescents. In addition, I run a regular therapeutic group for adult inpatients at my local NHS Hospital Acute Assessment ward.
The thought of starting therapy can make people nervous; take the first step by sending off the contact form. I will then get back to you when I'm out of session. You can also call me for a quick chat - any questions are welcome.
I look forward to hearing from you !
West Hill House
6 Swain’s Lane
London N6 6QS
0044-(0)7954 916 175
Driving: 5 min from the A1 to the North
10 min to Camden Town to the South
20 min to the West End
Underground: Northern Line: Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and Archway
Bus routes: 214, 88 and C11
Overground: Gospel Oak and Kentish Town
I offer regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes duration that are charged at £60 per session. I am happy to accept payment by debit or credit card, cash or bank transfer.