I am a professional BPC Reg and BACP Accredited psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with more than 12 years of experience working with adults and young people (16 +) in private practice and educational settings such as schools, colleges and universities.
About Psychodynamic Counselling
Overall, I practice Psychodynamic Counselling, which explores what lies beneath our actions and repetitive patterns of behaviour and thoughts.
Psychodynamic Counselling also focuses on how the past affects our present relationships, our work and our feelings and behaviour.
When necessary, I can integrate it with other approaches such as CBT and MBT.
About your Counselling Sessions
To begin with, I offer an initial consultation which takes place over two consecutive weekly sessions. The initial consultation is an opportunity to get to know each other, to talk in detail about the issues affecting you and to gather relevant information about your personal history. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions that you may have.
At the end of the initial consultation, we can decide whether or not ongoing counselling can be of benefit to you. If so, before we start regular counselling, we will agree the length of your therapy and we will confirm the time and day of your sessions.
Therapy can be long term, open ended or short term (6 to 12 sessions.)
Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place once weekly, except during holiday breaks.
I offer counselling in English and Spanish.
Issues I deal with I work with general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD and self-harm, as well as other issues brought about by life circumstances such as bereavement and loss, separation or divorce, family or relationship difficulties, work related issues, and pregnancy and birth related problems.
One of my especial areas of interest is working with clients affected by learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ASD.
About my Practice
My practice is home based and can be easily reached by public transport. If you travel by car, parking in the street is free.
Buses 164, 163, 413 and 152 stop close by. South Merton and Wimbledon Chase BR Stations are a 15 minutes’ walk away.
Other Relevant Information
I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and good practice and folllow their complaints procedure.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend professional training to enhance my practice and deepen my knowledge of current developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
As required by the BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision to assist in the running of my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF London (1997)
- Diploma in Counselling in Organisations, WPF London (1998)
- Post Graduate / Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, WPF London & University of Surrey (2003)
- Certificate in CBT Skills for Qualified Practitioners, WPF London (2014)
- MBT and MBT for Adolescents, WPF & Anna Freud Centre, London (2004-15)
- BA (Hons) Education, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Individual counselling sessions for adults and young people (16+) - £50
Counselling and psychotherapy trainees - £40
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|