I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling, usually meeting on a weekly basis or more frequently. I have working experience with a broad range of emotional issues from the ordinary stresses of life events and difficulties in coping, to the less ordinary feelings around issues relating to trauma, abuse or states of dissociation.
I believe it is important to find the space and time to listen to yourself when you are experiencing emotional distress and to be able to speak in a safe and confidential environment.
You may wish to talk to someone because you are in a time of emotional crisis, or in response to feeling depressed, after experiencing a loss, or because of acute anxiety issues such as panic attacks. It may be that you wish to work with an area of long-standing concern, for example repeated relationship patterns.
I have working experience with a wide range of mental health issues, and have had many years study of psychoanalytic theories, therapeutic approaches and ways of thinking about individual distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the mental health field since 1999 within voluntary agencies (Counselling and Mental Health) and have experience of clinical management and supervision.
I have been in private practice since 2006.
B.A. Fine Art, Brown University, USA
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmith's College
The Guild of Psychotherapists, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Member
Member of UKCP, CPJA
Clinical Affiliate, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees are negotiable, with some lower fee spaces available.
A psychoanalytic approach is particularly helpful for working with deep or complex patterns, and this can mean looking not only at a specific issue or symptom (for example, an eating disorder), but seeing this in the context of your history, current and past life conflicts, and the stories you tell to and about yourself.
I work in South East London in the Peckham Rye/East Dulwich area.
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