Welcome- I offer psychotherapy for anyone aged 16 or upwards, for most issues, and I have a special interest in trauma and abuse.
My approach is holistic and I use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Family Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Cognitive Therapy.
I believe in working in an open and collaborative way with people. I have a real trust in people’s potential to heal, and see myself as some who will help you find your own resources.
My most recent training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has provided me with advanced skills in working with directed mindfulness, knowledge of neurobiology, emotion process and both childhood and adult trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial career was in medicine. I qualified and worked as a medical doctor and specialised in Spinal Injury and Neurological Rehabilitation. (Stroke, head Injury, MS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
I then moved into psychiatry and psychotherapy. During three years of psychiatric training I studied cognitive therapy, family therapy and psychological support for psychosis.
Between 2002 and 2004 I studied for an advanced diploma in Humanistic Counselling and I practised as a counsellor in Exeter until 2014.
I developed an interest in working with people who have experienced trauma or abuse, particularly in childhood, and began to get referrals from other agencies. This interest has grown and I have done various trainings. At the present time I am completing a training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which is specifically designed to be helpful for this group of people.
In 2009 I returned to the NHS to work in a number of Low Secure Rehabilitation units, working with men and women with long standing mental problems requiring psychological, social and medical support. Many of these suffered from schizophrenia, chronic psychosis or personality disorder. I also worked with women with borderline personality disorder, and with children and families.
During these years I further developed my interest in trauma and abuse. I found that many people with mental health problems have suffered abuse, neglect or trauma in their lives. I gave presentations on Complex PTSD to my colleagues.
I now work exclusively as a Psychotherapist with a particular interest in trauma and abuse.
Qualifications and Training -
Degree in Medicine 1979-86, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
MA Medical Ethics 1989-90
Training in Cognitive Therapy 1998-99
Training in Psychiatry 1998-2002
Training in Humanistic Counselling 2002-4, Exeter College, Exeter, UK
Training in Systemic and Narrative Therapies 2003-2008
Training in working with trauma and abuse- various 2004 onwards
CBT and the Brain Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training 2013 Level 1 Trauma Training, 2013-2015 Level 2 Emotion Processing and Developmental Trauma, 2015- completion in 2017 Level 3 Certification Training.
Attachment Narrative Therapy 40 hour module Jan-April 2016
Introduction to Video Interaction Guidance Jan 2016
Medical Doctor 1986 to 1998 working in the NHS
Psychiatrist 1998-2001 and 2009-2013 working in the NHS
Counsellor and Psychotherapist 2003 onwards working in the voluntary sector and privately
1. General Counselling for a voluntary sector agency taking self-referral and GP referrals, for adult clients with a range of problems including depression, stress, relationship issues, anxiety, bereavement, life-crisis, employment issues, and personal growth.
2. Trauma and Abuse work- including extreme abuse, survivors of child sexual abuse, secondary complications of childhood abuse such as depression, dissociation, ptsd, physical symptoms, and addictions. Work with adults, young people 16 and over, families.
3. Mental Health – I have supported many people with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis and personality disorder.
4. Working with families and couples
Professional Membership and Standards
I have accredited membership with the National Counselling Society (NCS)
I have professional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) to work privately as a doctor and psychiatrist and to practice such therapies as I have training and competency in.
I have professional indemnity with Towergate Professional Risks.
I work within the ethical frameworks of both NCS and GMC.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My rate is £70 per hour.
The first session is 30 minutes and £20 to cover the cost of premise hire, and is an opportunity to meet me and see if you feel you want to start working with me.
I work from premises in NW10 near Kilburn Lane.
I can offer sessions between 830 am and 730pm Monday to Friday
I also offer sessions on Saturday between 9am and 6pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday 8am to 7pm
Types of client