I am a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) , the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) and British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am qualified to work with people once to five times a week.
I work with individuals who are experiencing problems with anxiety, stress, loss, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, work-related problems, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, or simply when life feels empty or meaningless.
During the pandemic I am working remotely at the moment via audio skype or mobile.
Please ring or email me for a consultation.
Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Areas I have an interest in working with:-
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the British Psychoanalytic Foundation (BPF)
- Member of The British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA)
- Member of The International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
- MBACP (Snr. Accred)
- Advanced Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling (WPF)
- Diploma in Supervision (WPF)
- BA Hons. Psychology
- Cruse Bereavement
- Supervision for MIND and other counselling centres
- Private practice for over 20 years
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fee for initial consultation £60 (50 minutes)
Fee for psychotherapy £60 per 50 minute session.
Fee for more frequent sessions can be discussed
Adults over 21
Most weekdays and some evenings
What is Psychotherapy?
Many people seek help through psychoanalytic psychotherapy because they feel distressed and burdened by life's events. In today's busy world, it is a relief to share that distress with a person outside the situation, who is able to hear and reflect upon what is being said.
Psychotherapy is about enabling a person to make changes in his/her life, which would be of benefit. This often involves a clearer understanding of what to having a particular problem in the first place. A painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past, but the individual may not be aware of the connection. Psychotherapy assists a person to uncover these hidden links, which in turn allows the individual greater freedom of thought and action.
Human beings have a tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour, and even when they would like to change, they find themselves unable to do so. These patterns may repeat themselves in the consulting room, and this enables the patient to look at his/her behaviour without fear of rejection or retaliation.
The relationship between the therapist and the patient is central to the work being done. As part of their training, all therapists have had their own personal therapy. This is an essential experience for psychotherapists in their work with patients. This is because it allows the therapist a greater inner freedom and enables him/her to have a clearer understanding of the patient’s experience both in and out of the therapeutic relationship.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is based, among other things, on the understanding of the unfolding of a person’s life from birth onwards. It also includes an understanding of the network of relationships that develop during growth into adulthood and draws on the insights of psychoanalysis as a way of understanding the human personality, including the way individuals interact with each other. It takes note of the unconscious mind as well as conscious attitudes, and aids the resolution of unconscious conflicts which allows for the development of a person’s full potential.
Sessions are at a regular time every week and the treatment may last several months or years, depending on the scope and depth of the treatment. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is conducted from one to three times per week, and four to five times per week for psychoanalysis. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
It would be simplistic to say that the difference between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy is based on frequency of sessions, but frequency is a way of indicating the depth of work in relation to unconscious dynamics, transference and countertransference. Whether psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for you depends on a variety of factors. It is often helpful to have one or more preliminary consultations before deciding how best to proceed.