I am aware of the courage needed to make the decision to seek psychotherapy, and how difficult it can be to choose an approach or a therapist. In recognition of this I offer a FREE HALF HOUR CONSULTATION. This is so that we can meet and discuss your difficulties and establish if the way I work might be of help to you. There is no obligation to continue into therapy after this meeting. Also, please do not hesitate to contact me on the phone or via email if you would like to discuss whether psychotherapy in general or the psychotherapy I offer might be helpful to you. You can view more details about the short-term psychotherapy I practice online at www.istdp.org.uk
I provide a particular form of short-term individual psychotherapy to adults called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) , as well as couple counselling. ISTDP has a good research evidence base showing it is effective across a wide range of symptoms and conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, obsessional compulsive disorders and relationship difficulties.
In therapy, I invite the client to take an attentive and compassionate attitude toward themselves, their thoughts and their emotional states. Defences, past conflict, buried emotions, thoughts and impulses are revealed in this process so they can eventually be experienced consciously and resolved. For research evidence for the effectiveness of ISTDP please see the ISTDP UK website at www.istdp.org.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, trained with the London Centre for Psychotherapy (now the British Psychotherapy Foundation).
I subsequently trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), registered with IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association). I am a founder member of ISTDP-UK.
I have twenty-six years experience as a psychotherapist in the NHS in the Barnet Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust in North London, working with severe and complex mental health difficulties. This Included group, individual and couple and family work.
I have a private practice in Bishops Stortford.
I have a long-term interest and experience with mindfulness meditation (vipassana) and this also informs my work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Individual sessions: £65 per hour (sessions are 1.5 hours)
Couple sessions £75 per hour. (60 minutes).
Fees are negotiable
My fees reflect my specialist training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, and my many years of experience. It is also reflects the fact that ISTDP is a short-term psychotherapy.
Please note I charge for missed or cancelled sessions unless I am given at least 2 working days notice
Maps & Directions
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Supervision & training
I have 26 years experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the NHS in North London in the Enfield Barnet and Haringey NHS Trust during which time I was a senior supervisor for students doing psychology qualifications from London Universities (eg UEL), counsellors and psychotherapists in training (eg at Birkbeck, and the Tavistock) and junior doctors on the local NHS rotation.View supervision profile