Each person looking for therapy has different needs and concerns. You may be looking for help because you have identified a specific issue you would like to change like anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties, or you may be experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction or lack of fulfillment and searching for meaning in your life. Considering starting therapy can be a difficult step to take but finding someone who is able to understand can feel like a relief.
I offer a secure and confidential space where you can discuss whatever may be troubling you without fear of judgment. I work with adults in both short-term and open-ended engagements always striving to help you make realistic and meaningful change. I also offer supervision and consultation to colleagues working in mental health and work in both English and Polish.
About my approach
I believe that the psychoanalytic approach offers a real opportunity to feel more grounded in yourself and helps to equip you better to face future challenges and decisions .This process may take time, and at times may not be an easy journey but it will ultimately facilitate internal change that allows you to feel more in charge of your own life.
This approach encourages curiosity and will allow you to explore the ways in which past emotional experience can shape the way we live, work and relate in the present. I hope that my way of working will help you feel heard and understood rather than offering advice or ready-made solutions. This focus on developing a better understanding of one’s own experience can enable you to find more purpose and meaning in life and your own ways of moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive clinical experience of both private practice and working as a senior clinician in various NHS settings. In my professional career I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds experiencing a wide range of emotional and relational difficulties and psychological distress as well as providing supervision and mentoring to junior colleagues
I am a Jungian Analyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology, and registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and International Association for Analytical Psychology, and work to their ethical and professional standards.
I am also qualified in Mentalization-Based Therapy which is a treatment proven to be particularly useful for people who suffer long-term difficulties in relationships and who experience intense emotional distress and overwhelming feelings.
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 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
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
Fees range from £80 to £90 per session depending on circumstances, location and time of day
It’s important that you feel comfortable with the therapist so please call or email me to arrange an initial brief telephone conversation. We will then meet for a consultation during which we will explore how we may work together before making a longer term commitment to ongoing therapy.