I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 20 years experience of counselling and supporting adults and young people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress in their lives. I am particularly experienced at working with adults and young people who have experienced complex emotional and mental health problems, and who may not have been offered therapy in the past to address their difficulties. These problems can affect and interfere with relationships, work and managing day to day life. This can result in feeling depressed, anxious and confused. Therapy can help to understand the parts of the self that can sabotage your best efforts and through understanding bring about real and lasting change.
I am experienced in working in private practice as well as working in organisations and institutions for 20 years.
I am also available for supervision, consultation and training for other professionals working with people who face complex mental health difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Arbours Association, London and have and MSc from King's College London.
UKCP qualified and registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, reg no: 00111033
I was the director of a mental health charity for 15 years and have published on providing psychotherapeutic support for people experiencing psychosis and other complex mental health difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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