I have been accredited by the UKCP, since 1997, as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Since that time I’ve worked over a broad range of settings in addition to working privately. These include Chase Farm psychiatric unit, Post Adoption Centre, Mind and London Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I now work only in private practice with individuals and couples. I also supervise people working as, or training to be, counsellors, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts.
When we meet for an initial consultation we will talk about what is troubling you, as well as practical aspects such as fees and session time(s). A session is 50 minutes. I see people usually for the long term, but also on a short term basis - this can be once or twice a week, occasionally more frequently.
Where I am located is very well served by transport and means my consulting room is easily reached from all parts of London. Bounds Green underground (Piccadilly Line) is 10 minutes walk, Bowes Park overground (from Moorgate via Highbury and Islington and Finsbury Park)is 5 minutes away. Green Lanes and the North Circular Road are close by. The A10 is nearby from east London. There’s also free parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post graduate training in psychoanalysis at The Philadelphia Association
- Qualified social worker (CQSW)
- Registered member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
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
Ageing and becoming old
Chronic and terminal illness
End of life issues
Being listened to intently, by someone with an open mind and without judgement, can be transformative. Therapy can be a relief and bewildering, sometimes painful. A psychotherapist can hear both what is spoken and what is difficult or can’t be put into language and can help bring these experiences and thoughts into the open, so they can be made sense of. The experience of being heard in this way can be profound, moving and freeing.
Life becomes more enjoyable and work, friendships, family and relationships become easier and more meaningful.