I have fifteen years of experience in my private practice that provides a quiet, safe, confidential space to unburden yourself. I am there to listen, try to understand and to help you make sense of things.
- I belong to the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered with their Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College
- I belong to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- I belong to The Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) as a alumni member of WPF Therapy training
- My qualifications and experience help me to attend to a wide range of difficulties including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, isolation and loneliness
- Talking about your concerns may be your first step, to make sense of something that keeps bothering you and preventing you enjoying your life
I offer weekly sessions for therapy in private hire room in The Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT on Thursday and Broadstairs, Kent Monday-Wednesday
I also offer time limited sessions (6-12 sessions) or longer 'open ended' therapy depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified from WPF Therapy as a Pyschodynamic Counsellor and I am in private practice. I have over fifteen years experience.
I was successfully re-accredited by UKCP in February 2018.
I completed the Tavistock and Portman Clinic year course on Understanding Trauma http://www.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/understandingtrauma
I am enjoy FutureLearn MOOC e.g. "Good brain, bad brain: basics" and BACP online CPD courses.
Each year I complete at least 30 hours Continuing Profesional Development (CPD) some of which is with The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) Saturday seminar series 2017-2018
I attend ongoing FPC clinical practice, supervision, current awareness of new therapeutic, medical research, UKCP conferences and lectures. http://www.thefpc.org.uk/home
I was a member of the FPC Members Support Committee
FPC annual conference 2016
ATSAC annual conference 2018
Gestalt Centre Certificate Couples and Relationship Counselling September 2019 - ongoing
BA (Hons.) English Studies - Polytechnic of North London (London metropolitan university)
Pg.Dip. (Psychodynamic Counselling) Roehamptom University
Previously a Chartered Librarian and member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (MCILIP). I worked in London HE for many years.
Psychodynamic Counsellor I trained at WPF Therapy (Roehampton University & BACP accredited course) part time for 5 years and qualified in 2003 at WPF current address: 23 Magdalen Street, London SE1 2EN
Member of UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered 08159622
Member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) 2526
Member of British Council of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) 561950
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy FHEA 2007 (Accredited Practitioner in ILThe 2002)
SEDA qualifications 2017 leading to MA LThe
Chartered Librarian of The Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals since 1972 - 2016 MCILIP 29017 (London University, Senate House Library and London Metropolitan University)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trauma, guilt and shame are linked and are areas I have experience of. I
recently completed the 1 year Tavistock and Portman Clinic year course on Understanding Trauma (D18) and attended 2013 Conference on Trauma
Relationship problems with family, lovers, husbands, children, siblings and lack of relationship
I currently support CBT therapists working in NHS settings as well as students as trainee therapists for Gestalt counselling, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, art therapy, complimentary healing therapies and mind/body specialists and may offer reduced fees depending on your income.
I support FE/HE young students in my private practice with undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Anxiety about work, lack of work, fear of debt, redundancy and loss of income concerns.
There is space for exploring your creativity, playfulness, to change and enjoy your life.
Addiction and compulsivity is also an area of interest I attended the ATSAC Annual Conference 2018
Fees by negotiation depending on your individual circumstances
Frequency is once weekly
sessions are 50 minutes
My strength is providing a quiet, safe, confidential space to share your worries and and to move them to a place where feelings and thoughts are given their rightful space.
To work empathically to try & make sense of your suffering through our mutual understanding.
FPC Members abide by the code of ethics and professional standards defined by the three major accrediting organisations – the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and United Kingdom of Counselling & Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I was on the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling - Members Support Committee 2014-17
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Kent - Monday and Friday AM London - Thursdays
Types of client