I offer individual psychotherapy and clinical supervision in Eltham and the South East London area. I worked for eighteen years in the NHS mental health services as a specialist psychotherapist, as well as having my own private psychotherapy practice. This has involved working with people with a wide range of diagnoses and difficulties. These include, but not exclusively:
Anxiety; depression; self-harm; suicidal ideation; personality disorder, questions around sexuality and identity; relationship difficulties.
I welcome diversity in my practice. Therapy is an invitation to explore through dialogue the uniqueness of your world, through your language, at your pace.
I avoid imposing my own assumptions or reaching for an off-the-shelf solution to your difficulties. This means that changes that occur will make sense to you, and will be sustainable. It is not easy to say in advance how long this process will take but I am happy to work both short-term and longer-term with people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in psychoanalysis and use those principles to inform my therapeutic approach. I originally did a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling at Greenwich University which introduced me to psychoanalytic theories and ideas. I went on to train for four years as a psychoanalyst at The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis where I then served on the governing council and am currently involved in their London psychotherapy training.
I have supervised trainee clinical psychologists, psychiatrists in training and trainee counsellors and psychoanalysts, both privately and in the NHS. I have taught at the Site, and and at Goldsmiths, the University of Greenwich and Salomons, the clinical psychology training at Canterbury Christ Church University. I have worked with groups, both as a therapist and as a facilitator.
I am registered with the UKCP.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fees depend on circumstances and time of day. I also offer reduced fees which are negotiable on an individual basis.
There is no fee for the initial meeting when we can discuss what you are looking for from therapy and what I offer.
When I work
Most of my current availability is on Wednesdays during the day.
Please get in touch to find out more and ask any questions you may have.