Although I am happy to see people by video link in the light of COVID-19, I am now seeing people face to face again in my consulting room.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, individually, with couples and groups, in South East, North West and Central London. I work psychodynamically, which means that together we explore the meanings behind your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. This is what is known as the “talking cure”.
It’s sometimes very hard for all of us to make the connection between the painful thoughts, feelings and experiences we might be currently undergoing, and events from our past lives. My aim is to give you a chance to gain self-understanding by offering you a regular, safe and confidential space to help you start to see these connections, better understand repeating patterns of behaviour and make positive and lasting changes to your life.
This kind of therapy is not a quick fix. Working towards a greater understanding of your personality can be painful as well as enriching, but my way of working allows all my patients to talk freely about anything that is troubling them, safe in the knowledge that they will not be criticised, dismissed or judged in any way.
I work with people who are seeking help with depression or anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, gender and sexuality areas, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, compulsions, addictions and phobias. I work extensively with people who have borderline personality disorder (and other forms of personality disorder).
I work with couples who are experiencing difficulties within their relationship and wish to work together to explore these.
I also have extensive experience of working with groups, providing an opportunity for participants to learn to relate to each other more effectively, be they families, work colleagues or a group of separate individuals who simply wish to explore themselves and their experiences of relationships through a group therapy setting.
I offer an initial consultation lasting up to 75 minutes during which I explain more about the way I work, as well as listening to your reasons for seeking therapy. Regular ongoing sessions last 50 minutes. I have established, private practices in West Hampstead, Dulwich and central London and can see patients during the working day, the evening or at weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and I am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
I teach in two psychotheraputic institutions
I am a Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman FT
I am the Seminar Leader in Human Development at WPF Therapy
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
PG Dip Foundations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy jointly with the Tavistock Clinic and Essex University
Intermediate Clinical Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy jointly with the Tavistock Clinic
PG Dip in Group Work Practice at the Institute of Group Analysis.
I have worked for the last sixteen years as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the voluntary sector, in the NHS, and in private practice.
I work in private practice in West Dulwich and in the West End. As part of that I have been involved in a project working with a charity for the homeless, which is focusing on issues of self harm, borderline personality disorder and addiction. I also work extensively in the NHS as a psychotherapist with both individual adults and groups, where I am a senior clinician. Much of my group work is providing clinical supervision and reflective practice to multi disciplinary teams.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work extensively with staff teams, mainly in the NHS conducting both clinical supervision and reflective practice in a group context, from a group analytic perspective. This way of working can be very helpful for teams, helping them to understand the dynamics that are operating at both individual and group level, and in the process to allow the sense of team to grow, and work to be done.
Consultation, lasting up to 90 minutes - £100
Ongoing therapy, lasting 50 minutes - £80
Consultation, lasting up to 90 minutes - £150
Ongoing therapy, lasting 50 minutes - £100
It may be possible for a lower fee in the case of financial hardship.
I am able to offer appointments during the day, in the evenings and at the weekends, on Saturdays.
I practice in:
West Dulwich, South East London
There is plenty of free street parking. There is also good access by public transport with West Dulwich, Tulse Hill and West Norwood Train Stations being nearby. The following buses come close to where I practice: 3, 322, 201 and P13