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I have been in practice seeing individuals for counselling or therapy for 22 years. My approach is broadly psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and I work with my clients either open-ended, or short-term.
Psychoanalytic therapy is best suited to people who are interested in exploring (at their own pace) what lies behind their particular symptom or distress, and who are open to discovering aspects of themselves that may not be immediately obvious. So we will explore what you know to be your difficulties and also pay attention to what might be less obvious, or unknown. You do not have to lie on a couch.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of personal and relationship problems and my special interests include the aftermath of abuse (both physical and sexual), childhood neglect, boarding school, mind-body, parenting, performers and twinship or sibling problems. I also have a special interest in working with people who are physically ill, or who are affected by the illness of family or friends.
My practice is in Ditcheat, Somerset. Appointments are generally at a regular time, once a week or more often, by agreement. For those whose work takes them away irregularly, I can be flexible about times, again by agreement.
I believe that the most important thing about choosing a therapist is to come along for an an initial consultation, talk things over, and see how you feel. Meeting more than one practitioner in this way before making a decision can be a good idea also.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first degree is in Psychology and I began my therapy training with a Counselling Certificate at Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Then came a foundation year at London Centre for Psychotherapy, followed by the full UKCP-accredited training at The Guild of Psychotherapists. I qualified from there in 2001 and served as Chair of The Guild 2002-2005. As well being UKCP registered, I am a Member of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK, and served on their Board of Governors 2006-08.
I have been an Honorary Psychotherapist at the Women's Therapy Centre, and Staff Psychotherapist at The Guild's Clinic in Southwark. I have also worked as a counsellor at the Royal Free Hospital, London.
I was a Director of The Grove Practice in Wimpole Street, London from 2004 to 2010, where I led the clinical practice.
I am on Wessex Counselling training's list of therapists and supervisors approved for their trainees.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Life transitions
- Cultural identity problems
- Leaving home
- Twins and sibling issues
- Divorce and pre-divorce
- Inter-generational problems
- Lack of meaning in life
- Mind-body issues
- Coping with physical illness or disability
My fee is £55 and I keep some lower-fee appointments in my practice. These are available according to circumstances.
I am inclusive in my practice, and so welcome people of any ethnic origin, nationality, religion, political belief, ability and sexual orientation.
My consulting room is ground-floor and wheelchair accessible, (no steps) though unfortunately the toilet is not accessible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I qualified with The Guild of Psychotherapists as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in 2000 and I am experienced in supervising counsellors and psychotherapists, whether psychodynamic, psychoanalytic or integrative.View supervision profile