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About me

I offer brief intensive counselling/psychotherapy (usually 6-18 sessions); medium-term (18-44 sessions) and long-term counselling/psychotherapy (44+ sessions). I generally work face-to-face in person but while we're in the covid pandemic I am working online with skype and zoom, by phone, and in-person when possible and desired.

The way I work starts with the 'here and now' of what is going on in your life, what you are unhappy or distressed about, what you want to cope with, reflect on, and/or change. For example, you might be experiencing particular difficulties or a crisis or loss in your life, or be in a time of change or transition in relation to study/work/relationships/life-stages/self-identity/sexuality etc, or you might simply be at a time in your life when you want to reflect on it.

I can offer you a service if you  are anxious, stressed, confused, unhappy, or insecure, perhaps due to issues in your relationships, occupation, lifestyle, or to illness, loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, or other emotional, mental, or physical challenges.

If you do not understand why you feel the way you do but find life dissatisfying, difficult, or even unbearable, together we can think about and make sense of what is going on for you, and why you feel, think, and behave as you do, and how you can make any changes that you may want to.

I work within a 'psychodynamic' framework (taking into account relationships, internal and external states, present, past, and desired life experience, environment and circumstances), and I use influences from other disciplines such as cognitive-behavioural, cognitive-analytical, existential, psychoanalytic and neurobiology. I work with people with a wide range of presenting problems (such as above) and also drug & alcohol issues, eating and weight difficulties, and other physical, mental, & emotional, health issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Reflective Practice in Organisations (Institute of Group Analysis; Assoc mbr)
  • BACP Senior Accredited Member (2011)
  • Diploma in Supervision (Soc. Analytical Psychology) (BAPPS mbr)
  • Certificate in Supervision (Society of Analytical Psychology)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regents College, BACP Accredited Course)
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Accreditation (2003)
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills (WPF)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills & Attitudes (WPF)
  • Psychodynamic work with learning disabilities (Tavistock)
  • Art therapy foundation (Goldsmiths)

I started my first training in 1984. I gained my most recent qualification in 2019. I frequently do CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars, in order to maintain, enhance and develop my knowledge and practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and related areas.

Currently, I work as a counsellor/psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer, in private practice and the third sector, and also as a facilitator of reflective practice in organisations.

My previous experience includes working in third-sector services, NHS General Practice counselling services in inner-city London (2003 - 2012), as well as private practice.

During and prior to my counselling and psychotherapy trainings, I worked with children and young people with special needs and disabilities, in a residential therapeutic centre for children in care, in an adult psychiatric hospital, and in a centre for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. I gained my professional training practice in a youth counselling service, London Lighthouse and the Terence Higgins Trust, and the psychotherapy department of a central London hospital.

I go on learning and developing ...there is no end to learning but, in my experience, it gets easier as I grow (older)

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am happy to work with people of any age 18 - 90+, and with under 18's with their parental consent/support. I do not exclude anyone by diagnosis and I have a lot of experience in the areas of mental, emotional and physical/ health.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge from £50 - £75 per session full fee and offer reduced/low fee sessions if these are unaffordable according to income and circumstances. I offer a discount for twice weekly sessions.

When I work

I am currently working remotely and in-person when possible between 8am - 8pm Mon - Fri

London: Weds & Fridays

Winchester: Mons, Tues, &Thursdays

Further information

Currently I am offering from 1 to 6 focussed sessions free to frontline nhs and care staff working with or at risk of covid-19 and free zoom or skype reflective practice for groups of frontline staff

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair access in London only


In person

 I am a BAPPS Registered Supervisor (British Assoc for Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Supervision) and gained my Diploma in Supervision with SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology) in 2010.

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