Flat 6 St Martin's Court
020 8244 4549 / 07780 697160
I recently asked a new acquaintance ‘how are you’, and he answered, ‘not great, my wife has left me’. He was clearly overflowing, and so he sat down and spoke about his bewilderment, hurt and anger. I asked why he didn’t find an analyst and go and speak about it. He recoiled and said ‘oh no, I’m alright, I don’t need that’. I replied: ‘I wished someone had said that to me, when I had been struggling’, but in fact, someone had done just that, otherwise I might never have found my way in. Interesting to remember this now, because it wasn’t a close friend or a relative who suggested it, but an acquaintance, someone a little bit close and a little bit far. I had struggled on for quite a long time before I realised that she was right, there was something available to me and I could access it. Now I think of it as a ‘subscription to my unconscious’ – a regular routine commitment, little and often, which has become a habit of my life. It is not so much about ‘needing’ it as it is about choosing it. I like this idea: choose to subscribe to your unconscious, get to know it, learn from it, keep abreast of the news, so to speak. The benefits don't only apply to yourself, either, but will touch those around you. Our close friends and family can benefit from our subscription, because it allows us to relate to them differently. But it might also be helpful to someone else, someone as yet un-met: to be able to say something genuinely helpful to them, when the time is right.
Training, qualifications & experience
The three aspects to my training are: my own personal experience in counselling, therapy and analysis; participation in regular lectures, seminars and study groups; and a wide experience of working with people of different ages and backgrounds and in different situations (school, hospitals, some charities, and a GP surgery), including a lot of one to one work under supervision.
Together with my colleagues I help to stage seminars, show films, and hold events that support and disseminate our way of working – in the Lacanian orientation of psychoanalysis. I work as editor and translator of texts for publication in the field too. This all helps to ensure that my work stays up to date and connected to a lively network of other dedicated and experienced practitioners from all around the world.
- BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Clinical Associate at CFAR (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research)
- World Association of Psychoanalysis.
- New Lacanian School
- EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I welcome people who want to know more about what goes wrong in their life, no matter what form it takes.
It is hard to know what to do with this list of tick boxes. These kinds of lists try to give a name to something that is problematic, but it is the name that you give it that will be decisive in finding out what is going wrong.
If you want to know something about why and how you are suffering, you are welcome to come and describe your problem, and your ways of trying to deal with it, no matter how you choose to define it – whether it is with one of these phrases in the list, or one that you have worked out for yourself. It will be your words that will help to define the work and find the solutions.
Most of us find ways to hold things together in our life, but then sometimes it stops working – that is a good time to find a counsellor, and to work out what is going wrong.
Fees may vary according to your circumstance and the work that is proposed, but I usually charge £40 for half an hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and evenings.
Types of client