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PgDip Psychodynamic Counselling BPC, MBCAP

About me

My approach is 'psychodynamic' - which is to say that I'll at least sometimes focus on the ways in which you unconsciously tend to get in your own way in your relationships with yourself, with me, and with the other people in your life. Part of my job is to help you face and own, rather than deflect from, your anxieties - so that you can move beyond them rather than remain curtailed by them. Another part is to share what I notice about patterns you tend to unwittingly repeat - so that you can make conscious choices in your life rather than be driven my unconscious habits.

Our ongoing relationship will be characterised by attempts at; truthfulness, straightforwardness, accountability, understanding, vulnerability, care taking, assertiveness, respect, self-knowledge, overcoming fears, dignity, acceptance, challenge and forgiveness.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post-graduate diploma in Psychodynamic counselling awarded by the British Psychoanalytical Council (BPC). The BPC ensures that the highest standards of ongoing training and ethics are maintained. I am an individual member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I have experience of helping people with a range of issues which include: Depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, difficulties in relationships, anger, stress, lack of self-confidence and social anxiety. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Fees for weekly therapy are negotiable

Cost of initial assessment £40

When I work

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Further information

I offer therapy sessions via Zoom or alternatively in person in Enfield Town, close by to ample parking, and to all transport links.

Therapy Rooms Enfield, 88 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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