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About me

I am a psychologist and psychotherapist offering therapy to individuals and couples of any kind (romantic relationships, business partners, parents and adult children, in-laws, etc).

I’m very interested in complex relational trauma, Gender and Relationship Diversity.

I have extensive experience in working with difficulties related to life transitions as well as struggles with mood, depression, anxiety, fear of intimacy (including emotional intimacy), attachment, poor body image, internalised shame, trauma, and eating disorders.

My approach to psychotherapy is Jungian. Nevertheless, when working with patients, I do not rule out other models to make sense of their inner struggles.

Most of all, I focus on developing the person’s understanding of their inner world, whilst appreciating the reality of the external environment.

I offer both open-ended and time-limited therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychologist and a psychotherapist.

As a psychotherapist, I trained with the Society of Analytical Psychology (London).

As a psychologist, I trained in Italy and the UK. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Councils (HCPC) as a counselling psychologist.

I have 6+ years of experience as a psychotherapist in the NHS.

As of today, I am registered with the following Councils/Associations:

  • BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)
  • HCPC ( Health and Care Professions Councils)
  • SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology)
  • IAAP (International Association of Analytical Psychology)
  • BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


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.


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

BRCA 1-2 

Relationship diversity

Struggles with intimacy ( physical and/or emotional)

Abusive relatinships


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From £85.00 to £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • First Appointment:  £85 (individuals)  /  £100 (couples)

We will discuss fees during the first meeting(s). As a general rule, the sessional fee depends on:

  1. frequency
    weekly, twice weekly, or more sessions per week. (A higher frequency results in a lower sessional fee
  2. slot(s)
    Off-Peak (day time) or Peak times (early mornings and evenings)
  3. Duration
    Whether the therapy is time-limited (i.e. 3 months) or open-ended. (Time-limited contracts have a fixed sessional fee of £ 100

​Concessions: I reserve some reduced-fee slots for people on low income or students (day time only, subject to availability).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me directly to have more information about current availability.

Further information

I am a registered provider with the following Health Insurance Companies:

  • AXA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality Health

29 Emu Road, London, SW8 3PQ

42 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

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