The analytic psychotherapy I offer can help with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. My approach assumes that early experiences influence the way we cope and the relationships we have later in life. Regular meetings in a safe, confidential setting allow you to build trust and feel free to explore your thoughts and feelings in a way that helps you gain understanding of the roots of your difficulties and to find new, meaningful ways of relating and approaching life.
At an initial meeting we will discuss what is troubling you and whether psychotherapy will be helpful. We will also discuss what would be involved in beginning psychotherapy, including regular meeting times, holiday breaks, fees and your financial circumstances. Once you begin, meetings are for 50 minutes. These are weekly, or more frequent, depending on what we agree would be helpful and possible for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
After training as a counsellor within the WPF Therapy network I studied for a research MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development with Birkbeck College, London University. I worked in private practice as a counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and then qualified with the British Association of Psychotherapists (now the British Psychotherapy Foundation) and International Association of Analytical Psychology as a Jungian Analyst .
I have many years experience of seeing adult individuals for longer term therapy in private practice. I also supervise the work of counsellors and therapists. In addition, I teach and support students and staff on a Masters level programme designed for those working in social care who wish to train as psychotherapists.
My past experience includes work in the charity sector as a counsellor, and as a trainer and manager of clinical and training services.
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council which is a professional association and voluntary regulator of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession whose register of therapists is approved by the professional standards authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy for student counsellors.
My usual fee for a regular session of 50 minutes is £50. I also charge this for an initial meeting for which I allow an hour and twenty minutes.
When you contact me I will suggest we have a brief telephone conversation to see if I can be of help. This is usually followed by an initial meeting where you can talk to me in more detail about what is troubling you and we can discuss whether the psychotherapy I offer would be helpful. As part of deciding whether you would like to begin regular meetings we will also discuss the fee, your circumstances and what it is possible for you to pay.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime (including early morning and evening) appointments Monday - Friday.
Types of client