I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, registered with the BPC, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Analytic therapy works to help you recognise conflicts and other factors, which may be creating problems for you at work or at home. These may be complex and deep-seated, but identifying how they inform your choices and decisions provides a key to greater self-awareness. This process of discovery can be painful, but the freedom to express your private thoughts and feelings within a confidential analytic relationship allows you to link present difficulties to past experiences. Many people who suffer from loss of meaning in their lives, or who despair of achieving fulfilment in personal relationships or at work, are helped by being able to think about their emotional life in this way.
I offer sessions on at least a once-weekly basis, for a fixed or open-ended period of time. I also supervise psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors. and have extensive experience of working therapeutically with NHS staff, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and service managers, in both medical and mental health settings.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following my counselling training at Birkbeck College, London University, I studied for a research MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and then qualified as a BPC Registered Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists (now the British Psychotherapy Federation).
As well as working privately, I worked for over 20 years in the public sector: both as a psychotherapist supporting NHS staff and university students experiencing difficulties at work, with their studies, and in their personal lives; and in a GP practice, where I was head of the counselling service.
Having worked with a very wide range of personal problems, in a variety of settings, I understand the profound impact emotional distress can have, and how difficult it can be to speak about personal fears and problematic thoughts.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
When you contact me, I always suggest making a time to speak for up to 20 minutes on the phone. If it seems appropriate, following this, to arrange an assessment, this takes the form of a fifty-minute face to face session, in the course of which we can explore the issues you bring and think about whether my approach is suitable for you. The fee for this initial assessment is £60.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client