Creating a safe space for you to recognize your own strength. 

HOW I WORK

I am an Integrative Counsellor and Life Coach. Additionally, I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, holding a PhD in Addiction Psychology.  I am passionate about supporting people who are struggling to overcome addictive behaviour, mental health challenges, or who simply need a safe space to talk through their difficulties. I feel deeply inspired by the resilience, adaptability and capacity for change shown by individuals when faced with difficult circumstances. 

My aim is to listen to you attentively, compassionately and without judgement through my therapy and counselling services. Our work together is based on assisting you to recognise and address  inner conflicts, find potential solutions to what is troubling you and to support you through your difficulties. This can help you to gain a clearer understanding of yourself, develop new perspectives on problems and learn helpful coping strategies.  

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AREAS

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Development

  • Relationship Problems

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression

  • Bereavement

  • Post-natal Adjustment

  • Identity

  • Anger

ADDICTION

I have both a personal and academic interest in addiction and have extensive experience and knowledge in this area.  Addiction, like other mental health problems is complex and does not exist in isolation.  It is influenced by a multitude of interacting factors including the following:  genetic and developmental vulnerability, social context, stress and the co-occurrence of other mental health problems.

On an individual level, addiction is experienced as an inner conflict in triggering situations which are unique to each person.  There is no treatment for addiction that is universally successful for all.  Despite this many individuals overcome their addictions and mental health problems. 

The key to sustaining successful behaviour change lies within each individual and their personal motivation to create permanent identity and lifestyle changes.  Together we can explore the factors driving your addiction and the practical steps you can take to help you to regain control of your life.

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Distinction)

University of East London. Course accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.​​

PhD Psychology (information processing in addiction) 

London Metropolitan University.

Certificate in Counselling Skills,

The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, London.

Conversion Diploma in Psychology for Graduates

London Metropolitan University

PhD Biochemistry (role of oestrogenic hormones in breast cancer)

Imperial College, London.

BSc (Honours) Applied Biochemistry, Brunel University.

Practices of Freedom and Wellbeing yoga course.

British Wheel of Yoga foundation yoga course.

Fees

Initial Consultation

I offer an initial half-price introductory consultation (£30) to enable you to determine if I am the right therapist for you.  

Therapy Session

If you decide to proceed I charge £60 for a 50 minute session.  

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Published  Works

Co-written by Anita Andrews, Addiction: A Biopsychosocial Perspective provides students with an evidence-based approach to addiction whilst covering a broad range of topics, critical perspectives and influential theories in addiction. With chapters discussing key theories, psychological, biological and societal aspects of addiction, this is a highly accessible and essential resource for students and researchers that:

  • Offers an evidence-based discussion of addiction

  • Addresses the neuroscience and psychology of addiction

  • Provides a critical account of the science and research in addiction

  • Includes chapter overviews and summaries, learning aims and case studies to help students in their study.