Flat 6 St Martin's Court
020 8244 4549 / 07780 697160
There are so many counsellors on this list, how will you make a choice? Things have changed a lot since I first had to take that step. I was struggling, and going round in circles trying to work out why things were going wrong in my life, then a friend suggested I try therapy – it had never occurred to me, and I had no idea how to go about it.
There were only five therapists listed in the local directory, and only one of them was in when I rang. I asked her a few questions on the phone, then we met up for a session. I continued to see her for a couple of years, and thanks to her sympathetic approach I managed to untangle a few knots and I started to become interested in how it all worked.
I joined a course where I had the chance to study the work of several different schools of thought and to meet practitioners and hear about their various ways of working. When the course finished, I chose an analyst and began attending lectures and seminars at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. I joined study groups, and attended conferences, read articles and books, talked to lots of people from many different backgrounds, and then, to get some real experience, I took a job as an assistant nurse in a psychiatric hospital, where I learned about the variety of ways each of us (staff and patients!) deal with anxiety and depression. I learned to really appreciate the value of listening carefully to what people said, and discovered how this could radically change the direction of someone’s life. After a few years on the wards, I began volunteering as a psychotherapist in a hospital psychotherapy unit, a GPs’ group practice and then a primary school.
Now I am a member of the BACP, a clinical associate at CFAR, a practising analyst with the New Lacanian School and am a member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. I travel often to Europe to maintain my working links. I translate and edit articles for publication which helps me to stay up to date with the the work of colleagues around the world.
I count myself lucky to have found my way into a community of practitioners who dedicate their lives to listening carefully to people one by one, but who also pay close attention to the wider social movements and problems in the world today.
Why not come for an exploratory chat, find out how I work, and then decide what you would like to do. In our first meeting we can talk about what has prompted you to look for counselling, what your expectations are, and how much it might cost in terms of time, effort, and money.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training took three main paths: a personal analysis, participation in regular lectures, seminars and study groups, and one to one work with people under supervision.
I regularly take part in the activities of the London Society of the New Lacanian School (LS-NLS) and the World Association of Psychoanalysis. I am currently co-presenting a series of Nine Lacanian Lessons, and co-editing a special edition of the Psychoanalytical Notebooks.
As a practitioner within these communities, I participate in supervision, seminars, conferences, translation, editing, publications, and working groups – this all helps to ensure that my work stays up to date and connected to a wide network of other skilled and experienced practitioners.
- BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Clinical Associate at CFAR (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research)
- World Association of Psychoanalysis.
- New Lacanian School
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I welcome people who want to know more about what goes wrong in their life, no matter what form it takes.
It is hard to know what to do with this list of tick boxes. These kinds of lists try to give a name to something that is problematic, but it is the name that you give it that will be decisive in finding out what is going wrong.
If you want to know something about why and how you are suffering, you are welcome to come and describe your problem, and your ways of trying to deal with it, no matter how you choose to define it – whether it is with one of these phrases in the list, or one that you have worked out for yourself. It will be your words that will help to define the work and find the solutions.
Most of us find ways to hold things together in our life, but then sometimes it stops working – that is a good time to find a counsellor, and to work out what is going wrong.
Fees may vary according to your circumstance and the work that is proposed, but I usually charge £40 for half an hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and evenings.
Types of client