Identifying in yourself that you need support and are in a difficult situation is an immensely brave and difficult thing to do. As a therapist I am well aware of that, and will be there to support you through a challenging time. You may be coming to therapy in order to address one issue, only to realise later that there are other questions you have about yourself. I will work with you, and help you explore and try understand whatever it is you wish to. I have a warm, non-judgemental manner, and together we will explore, in an open-minded and creative manner, anything that you want to examine and make sense of.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I will work with you weekly, attempting to examine links between past experiences and issues you are struggling with today. I will endeavour to help you see how certain behaviours that you wish to challenge are repeated, and strive to help you gain awareness of those.
I understand that starting therapy is a daunting step. I know this because I've been there myself. With this understanding I will help you find your own way in this process, help you make sense of things and strive to empower you to better understand yourself. I will help you understand that it's you who has the answers, even at times when it may not seem it.
I am a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist, working both in the charity sector and private practice. I have a BSc. in Psychology and Criminology from the Open University, and an MSc. in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling from Birkbeck, University of London.
As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their confidentiality and ethics standards.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. Psychology and Criminology - Open University
MSc. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling - Birkbeck, University of London.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
£65 per session (in person)
£50 per session (online)
I offer a free initial phone/online consultation of 20 minutes, during which we can decide whether I am able to help you. There is no commitment during the session, and if it is determined that I am not able to assist you, I will propose other options, so you would be able to make a choice of which route seems to suit you best.
If we decide to work together, we would meet once weekly, at the same allocated time you choose. This can be online or in person, as you prefer.
Both open-ended therapy and time-limited therapy can be offered; with a minimum of 12 sessions as a basis.