About me

Hello, I’m Stella. I currently offer one-to-one psychotherapy, in person and online. Here’s some info about me, my practice and my background.

My practice

I practice in person at The Brixton Practice and online.

Alongside my private practice, I also work in a low-cost community mental health service and an NHS cancer support service working with both patients and carers. I have previously worked in hospice bereavement support.

My training

I am in the third year of a four-year doctorate training in Existential Psychotherapy. My doctoral research is in the embodied experience of postmenopause. My existential training means that while I am happy to work with a variety of issues, I will encourage you to consider your choices, your responsibility for your own life, and how you live that life in the wider context of the people around you.

Background

I have worked in the arts for many years as a writer and theatremaker, supporting community culture and everyday creativity. A great deal of my work has been around inclusion and equality, in wider terms and in LGBTQ+ issues. I have a passionate belief in both the creativity of every person and the value of supporting people to explore their own creative approaches to life’s dilemmas.

As a qualified yoga teacher, I am interested in embodied approaches to therapeutic work, which I personally found useful in my recoveries from cancer and in living with the experience and effects of early menopause.

Qualifications and Memberships

PGDip Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, the New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy/Middlesex University.

Foundation Certificate in Existential Psychotherapy, the New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy/Middlesex University.

Certificate Intro to Person Centred Counselling, City Lit.

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and, while I work towards my doctorate, a trainee member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association), and the SEA (Society for Existential Analysis).

I work in accordance with UKCP policies and Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.