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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

About me

  • I am an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytical Council, The British Psychotherapy Foundation and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I see people form all walks of life and those referred by companies and businesses in the city. I am registered with the main health insurers including BUPA and Aviva.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I have a PG Dip Psychodynamic Studies, Qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling, MA Political Theory, Registered with the British Psychoanlytical Council and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As well as providing counselling and psychodynamic psychotherapy I run workshops on counselling and therapy, bereavement and loss, physical illness and other issues. I have a background working with families in the inner city.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

Additional information

I charge on a sliding scale taking individual circusmtances inot account.

When I work

6am to 9pm Monday to Friday and Saturday

Further information

My consulting room is in Oxford Circus

25 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8RX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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