Individual therapy in East Toronto
I offer a safe, confidential space to talk through whatever is on your mind.
You may have something specific which is troubling you, you may have anxiety or depression, or you may just have a sense that things aren’t going quite as you hoped in your life – and are wondering what it might be like to talk about it with someone.
I am interested to know about you, your hopes, your fears, and the events and relationships that have led you to this point. I am warm and approachable, and have been told that I am easy to talk to.
I was born in England and lived there for many years and have now made Toronto my home.
I take my own personal development seriously. I have my own personal therapy and weekly supervision. I also attend conferences and study days throughout the year.
I am committed to developing an anti oppressive practice in all respects.
I am a relational, psychodynamic therapist. What this means is that as well as hearing about what is going on for you in the present day, I am also interested in looking back to see where certain ways of being may have originated. Sometimes when we are young we develop patterns of behaviour which were necessary at the time, and these patterns may not still be serving us well today.
I am trauma informed, and am also influenced by person centred and humanistic theories.
You may have something specific which is troubling you, you may have anxiety or depression, or you may not know what is wrong. Maybe you have a sense that things aren’t going quite as you hoped in your life – and are wondering what it might be like to talk about it with someone.
I take my own self development seriously and consider it to be an important component of my work as a therapist. I attend therapy on a weekly basis and have done for many years. I have weekly supervision with a TIRP faculty member. I also attend additional training, conferences and study days throughout the year.
I am committed to developing an anti-oppressive practice in all respects.
I am in my final semester as a therapist-in-training at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and am supervised by the faculty there. I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapists (CAPT) and the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP). I am working towards registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
This year I have also undertaken CBT training through the University of Toronto.
I worked for a year on the crisis line at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre supporting survivors of sexual violence.
I originally qualified as a counsellor in the U.K. in 2016 and have over five years experience working with adult clients. I completed a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis (with Distinction) through the University of Middlesex, UK. This was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My first course in this field was in 2006-2007 at the WPF in London, UK. I have also spent a year training in psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London, UK.
Price and availability
I work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. I am based in an office at Coxwell and Gerrard but am currently seeing clients online only due to Covid-19.
I am happy to do a free 15 minute consultation to see if we will be a good fit, and this also gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions that you may have. Or, we can have a full session for the first one (and this would be charged at the usual rate).
My fee is $100 per 50 minute session. You can pay with cash, cheque, or INTERAC e-transfer at the end of the session.
I do offer sliding scale places. However, I'm afraid they are currently all filled.
Please contact me for availability or with any questions you may have.
You can reach me by emailing email@example.com.
'Perhaps there is more understanding and beauty in life when the glaring sunlight
is softened by the patterns of shadows' - Virginia M. Axline.