I have over 15 years' post-qualification experience as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, working in private practice and the NHS.
I work with individuals to try to find resolution to the problems or difficulties that they bring. Essentially I see psychotherapy as a process where we work together to try to understand what's going on, whatever it is, and to understand our feelings, thoughts and reactions; the aim is for the individual to be more able to achieve what they want and need from their lives.
Issues I have worked with have included depression, drug and alcohol dependency, gambling, relationship problems, histories of trauma and/or abuse, bereavement and loss, or because they're not sure where they're going in life. I'm also happy to work with people with diagnosed mental health problems, and have experience of working with people with diagnoses of schizophrenia, personality disorders, general anxiety disorder, and chronic depression, amongst others.
I have worked with men, women, and transgender individuals, many sexual orientations, old and young, people of religion and none, and people of many cultures, including many refugees.
Despite the list of 'issues' I've written above, I work with people not issues, because I believe the whole person matters and the 'issue', whatever it is, is never the sum of the person: there's more to you than whatever's troubling you, and you have the capacity to get through whatever difficulty it is that faces you, and to get on with your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years post-qualification, in the NHS, voluntary sector and privately. I have also worked extensively with homeless people, rough sleepers and refugees as a manager and then director for a large homelessness organisation.
I trained as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre and UCL Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, and did my clinical placement at St Thomas's Hospital in London. I also have an MSc in Intercultural Therapy from UCL, and a DPsych (Doctor of Psychotherapy) from Metanoia & Middlesex University.
I am registered with UKCP, and I am a member of the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis, and of the College of Medicine.
I currently practise privately in Vauxhall, London, and Winchester, Hampshire; facilitate reflective practice for a number of homelessness organisations; and teach Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at Surrey University.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
In London my fees are £70ph for individual sessions, or £120pw for twice weekly.
In Winchester my fees are £60ph for individual sessions, or £100pw for twice weekly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Winchester: some availability Monday or Friday afternoons, and Wednesday mornings; no evenings or weekends London: Tuesday and Thursday, limited day and a few evening appointments available
Types of client