The Covid-19 crisis is unprecedented. While it has changed usual life for everyone, the impact is different for each of us. It may stir up deep seated fears, anxieties and worries. Partner and family relationships maybe under pressure due to lockdown, you may be experiencing loneliness. You may have been bereaved due to Covid-19.
Talking to a trained therapist may be helpful in getting through this if you are struggling. It can be a relief to speak to someone who is trained to listen and understand.
During the Covid-19 crisis, I am working online, using Skype or Zoom, or by telephone. Once restrictions are lifted, I will resume face to face work in my London Bridge and Norwich practices.
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life? You might be feeling overwhelmed or perhaps you find it difficult to define your problem.
You may be thinking of seeking help but don't know where to start.
People seek counselling and therapy for a wide range of issues including depression and anxiety, unresolved issues from the past, feeling unable to move on in life, traumatic experiences, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.
I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working in London Bridge. I am trained to listen and work with you in understanding yourself better.
Through regular weekly meetings, I can help you explore your present situation and how it may relate to events from the past. Through this process we can identify underlying issues and emotional patterns which have a bearing on your current difficulties. Therapy can help in finding new ways of thinking and feeling about life's events.
I won't tell you what to do, nor will I give you advice. Instead, I will help you find your own pathway to change.
I work in both open ended therapy and time limited (usually 12 sessions).
My London Bridge practice is easily accessible from central and south east London. It is approximately 5 minutes walk from both Borough and London Bridge stations. Many bus routes serve the area.
Underground: London Bridge and Borough
Rail: London Bridge
Bus: 21, 35, 40, 133 & 343
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the leading training institutions in the UK, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.
My qualifications are:
Certificate in CBT Skills (Grove Practice) 2013
MA (Distinction) in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (Roehampton University) 2013
WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Therapy) 2007
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Goldsmiths, University of London 2003
I am a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and am on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means that I have a substantial level of training and experience. I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics, and complaints procedures. The BACP is one of the largest professional bodies for counsellors and therapists in the UK, and ensures the highest professional standards.
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 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Unresolved issues from the past
Feeling unable to move on in life
Feeling stuck in unwanted patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving
Difficulties with relationships and intimacy
My fee is £60 per session.
I have a limited number of reduced fee places for clients who cannot pay the full fee. This is usually discussed during the initial consultation.
Evenings and daytime sessions
You may be feeling hesitant and unsure about seeking therapeutic help. It can take courage and commitment to seek therapy.
However, most people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. Speaking to a professional and experienced person in a safe and confidential environment can in itself bring about a sense of relief.
Therapy can help in finding new ways of thinking and feeling, while bringing about lasting change.
The first step is to make contact with me, when we can arrange an initial meeting. This is an opportunity to meet each other, to talk about you and your difficulties and to decide if therapy feels right for you. There is no commitment to ongoing work at this stage. If, following our first meeting, we decide to continue together, we would agree to a regular time to meet each week.
I can be contacted via email or my mobile. I will reply to you within two working days, or sooner.
All enquiries are treated confidentially and we will meet in a safe and confidential environment.