Heather is an experienced integrative counsellor, working with children, young people and adults. She offers both short and long-term therapy.
I can help with...
- Addictions – alcohol, drugs, etc
- Bereavement and loss
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Procrastination and 'stuckness'
- Psychological abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
Types of client I see
- Young people
Languages I speak
- Room 3 at 37–41 Gower street, WC1E 6HH
Types of therapy I offer
- Dramatherapy/creative psychotherapy
- Integrative psychotherapy/counselling
- Play therapy
In my work as an integrative therapist, I draw on aspects of psychodynamic and person-centred approaches to help me to find the most fruitful way of working with you. This enables us to explore together difficult, often challenging, emotional and psychological issues in order for you to make changes in your life and move towards a renewed sense of self-esteem and wellbeing.
Revisiting early relationships and experiences are, I believe, part of the process of understanding the difficulties we may currently be experiencing in our lives. I will work in a collaborative way with you to identify patterns of behaviour which are preventing you from realising your true potential and living a fulfilled life.
In my work with children, through metaphor and play therapy, my aim is to enable children to understand and more effectively manage their emotions and behaviour, to feel free to be more curious, and to find their voice and tell their story. In achieving these aims, I can assist in building a child’s emotional resilience and promote their general wellbeing, at home, in school and in the wider community.
Creativity helps young children develop their self-awareness and their understanding of others and the world around them. Play is the language of a child and crucial to their development. My background as an actress enables me to be playful and creative with a child, to enter the child’s world, whilst maintaining my role as observer and counsellor.
If the idea of seeing a therapist is an intimidating prospect, please contact me and I will be happy to discuss this with you and explain further about the way I work.
Training, qualifications and experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Place2Be Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
- BA Hons in European Studies
- IELTS examiner
- Royal Central School of Speech and Drama graduate
It is vital for me to continue learning and widening my knowledge in order to improve and enhance my practice. So I continue to attend courses and workshops on, for example, bereavement, eating disorders and children with trauma, as part of my continuing professional development.
I am currently working as a counsellor with mature students at a central London university and have worked with primary school children through Place2Be for over 2 years.
I also worked as a counsellor at the University of Roehampton for a year, where students presented with such issues as anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders.
I originally trained as an actress and worked in theatre, film and television for many years. I have also worked as a chef, a teacher and as a welfare advisor in a busy London university.
My lifelong fascination with people and what makes them tick, and my considerable experience of working in diverse areas of employment with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, informs and enhances my work as a therapist.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
Fees and availability
- £60–£70 per session depending on location and time of day
- Face-to-face sessions
I offer open-ended sessions that will continue for as long as is necessary to resolve the issues you’re dealing with, but short-term, time-limited therapy, with the option of extending is also available.
Appointments cancelled at less than 48 hours’ notice are charged for.
If you arrive late for a session, we will end at the scheduled time due to other clients’ appointments.