“Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.”
~ Carl Rogers
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching in Marylebone and Highgate
Are your feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness or anger a result of unhappy relationships?
My specialty is relationship counselling: relationship with the self, with family, with partner and with the world at large. The quality of these relationships is at the foundation of our life experiences, shaping our identity and affecting our ability to flourish. I work with both couples and individuals to improve relationships. The relationship issues I counsel my clients with range from developing self-confidence, dating, sexual problems, recovery from break-ups and affairs, parenting concerns and divorce and separation.
All couple relationships go through ups and downs. When there are particularly testing circumstances or when problems seem intractable, couple counselling or therapy can be useful in working through issues and restore sense of safety and connection in the relationship. When working with couples, I focus primarily on the dynamic of emotions as the key to understand destructive patterns and disconnections but also offer practical strategies to manage stress and conflicts.
Beyond addressing current troubles, engaging professional counselling/therapy is about developing a better understanding of oneself and of others. Such knowledge is empowering and may enable one to live more authentically, engage with the world more fully and achieve a firmer sense of purpose and well-being.
My training encompasses Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment theory, Mindfulness practice and Positive Psychology. More about my training here.
In addition to English, I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker.
My practice is in two locations, Marylebone and Highgate, both within easy reach of public transport. Concessions are offered to students and people in need.