- Specialist counselling and psychotherapy for those working in media, performance and the creative arts
- General counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues
The Training, Qualifications and Experience section below shows clearly that I am not new to the world of counselling and psychotherapy. I have a wealth of experience across thirty six years, in private practice, in higher education and in the NHS.
Please feel totally confident in making a self-referral to my practice - or in making an enquiry to talk to me about your current concerns.
You will find me approachable, professional, straightforward, flexible, honest and happy to answer any of your questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered psychotherapist
BACP Registered counsellor
Full Professional Member of the Guild of Psychotherapists where I trained as a psychotherapist; graduated 1995
Registrant of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College
M.Sc in Psychodynamic Counselling (Birkbeck College, London University) 2000
Certificate in Student Counselling (Birkbeck College, London University) 1986
Advanced Diploma in Student Counselling (Birkbeck College) 1988
B.Sc Hons Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London 1980-2
Principal Adult Psychotherapist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2002-11)
University Counsellor at the University of Essex 1988 - 1991
Lecturer in psychology and psycho-social studies, City University (1996-2006)
Tutor in Counselling, Birkbeck College (1988-2005)
Tutor in Counselling, Goldsmiths College (2004-2007)
Tutor in Counselling, Mary Ward Centre (2006-2008)
M.A. in English (Goldsmiths' College, London University) 1982
B.Ed. Hons (Institute of Education, London) First Class/Distinction in teaching practice, 1976
36 years experience of running my own counselling and psychotherapy private practice
10 years experience as an NHS Psychotherapist - Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London
32 years experience as a supervisor for qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.
Counselling Supervisor Experience:
- for undergraduates on the Goldsmiths' College counselling courses
- for counsellors on placement in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department of Kings' College Hospital
- in the Epilepsy Department of Kings' College Hospital
- for counsellors on placement in the South London and Maudsley IAPT NHS Trust
- for a broad range of clinicians self-referring to my private practice
Private Tutor in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for undergraduates of the Birkbeck College MSc programme.
Founding Director of Psychotherapy for Healthcare Limited;
Founding director of Counselling for Creative Professionals
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
The following gives an indication of the kind of clients and presenting issues with which I have substantial experience and expertise.
- counselling and psychotherapy for professionals in the media and the creative arts
- counselling and psychotherapy for people with acute or chronic health conditions
- counselling for relationship issues
- counselling for anxiety disorders
- psychotherapy for survivors of abuse
- counselling and psychotherapy for depression
- counselling for bereavement
Please note: fees for sessions in-person or via Skype/FaceTime are the same.
Telephone Enquiry and Pre-Assessment Telephone Conversation: No charge
Assessment for counselling/psychotherapy £85 (75-minute session)
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions: £65 - £85 (50-minute sessions)
Clinical supervision: £70 (75-minute sessions) - frequency by arrangement
Tuition/Mentoring for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training: Up to and including Masters level. Usually on a once weekly basis or as negotiated. Fee negotiable.
Lecture/Presentation/workshop on a wide variety of topics:
Contact me to discuss your requirements and to negotiate a fee.
I have three locations for my private practice: London SE1, SE6, and W1.
- SE1 Practice: 47 Nelson Square SE1 0QA, close to Waterloo stations and Southwark underground.
- SE6 Practice: close to Lewisham Hospital. Nearest Mainline stations Catford, Catford Bridge and Ladywell mainline stations, or short bus journey from mainline and DLR Lewisham stations
- W1 Practice: Harley Street or Wimpole Street (on two different days - ask for details)