I am trained in humanistic, person-centred counselling. I have also received training in other therapeutic approaches, including integrative, solution-focused, existential, EMDR and attachment-based therapy, which I draw on to inform and enrich my work with clients.
I have worked for over 25 years as a therapist and for 18 years as a clinical supervisor. I offer long and short-term therapy, and I have experience working with a wide range of emotional issues. As a supervisor, I work with individuals and small groups of therapists meeting on a regular basis in London. I am also available by arrangement to work at a distance via Skype. I work in English and Spanish.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked for a number of charities that provide low-cost counselling for a wide range of issues. I have also worked for many years for a bereavement service, which offers counselling for those who are struggling with loss.
Humanistic person-centred counselling with Lola
We all experience difficulties in our lives, and mostly we manage to deal with them. However, sometimes we struggle to cope on our own and we feel unable to share our problem with family or friends. At these times, it can help to have someone outside our immediate circle to talk to and make sense of thoughts, feelings and circumstances that may be causing us distress or anxiety. I offer a confidential, professional, non-judgemental space in which we can explore how to find a way forward with whatever you are facing. My primary role as a therapist is to listen very carefully to what you are saying and then to explore with you whether we are both understanding the same thing. Through this process of sharing and clarification, we can gradually gain insight into what is really happening for you.
Over the years, I have come to trust that this special kind of attentive relationship based on mutual trust and respect can itself be sufficient to bring about insights and identify meaningful solutions. In the unique space of the therapeutic relationship, we can then consider strategies to build on those insights and look together at the effect that this has in your life and whatever difficulties you are facing.
Qualifications and experience
Certified Cyber Therapist, Online Therapy Institute Europe Ltd, 2018
EMDR Europe Accredited Training Programme parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, EMDR Works Ltd, London, 2010-2013
Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Institute for Person-Centred Learning UK, London, 1998-2001
Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy, Metanoia Institute, 1993-1997
As an accredited senior member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to the standards specified in its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
I keep up-to-date through continuing training and supervision.
Sessions are £75 per 50 minute session.
I offer a limited number of reduced-cost places for people unable to pay the full fee.
Session fees are payable by cash at the end of each session and I will be happy to provide a receipt.
Languages other than English
Issues I help with
- Cultural issues
- Depression or feelings of despair
- Family relationships
- Feeling stuck, uninspired or lost
- Life changes
- Life crisis
- Low self esteem
- Personal growth
- Post traumatic stress
- Rape or sexual abuse
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work and career related problems