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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

About me

Are you looking for a safe, confidential place to explore what is troubling you? As you have come this far, its likely that finding the best professional help is important to you. 

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I draw on my experience in a variety of NHS, CAMHS and educational settings, as well as private practice. My practice is in central London, in quiet and comfortable rooms, a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus. I have a particular interest in working with young adults aged 18 - 30. 

You may be wondering if I can help you with a particular issue. I have worked with a whole range of people. I see people who are having problems in their relationships, with friends and family, with study or working life, with depression, anxiety, issues related to self-esteem, identity and sexuality and those experiencing the aftermath of neglect, abuse or trauma. Sometimes the problem can be more difficult to pin down, it may feel like there are difficulties that overlap and are harder to untangle. 

How therapy can help 

There are times in all our lives when we find things overwhelming, we can struggle with feeling anxious, depressed or confused and may be unsure how to make things better. Often, the support of family and friends can be enough to help us through. If the difficulties persist however, this can increase stress and unhappiness at home and work. If you're at this stage, then psychotherapy might be helpful for you. 

I offer a safe and confidential environment where you can explore what is troubling you without fear of criticism or judgment. Central to my work is you as an individual, your own experience and the ways in which you understand what's been happening. 

I mainly think about emotional wellbeing from a psychoanalytic perspective. This is a way of understanding how we think, feel and act that considers the influence of relationships, past and present. It also promotes greater self awareness so that we might notice and feel more in control of the unhelpful ways we can find ourselves acting and feeling, often without realising it. These may have been helpful ways of coping at one time in our lives but may not be so helpful anymore and feel as if they're holding us back. 

Sometimes it might feel frightening to start to talk about how you're feeling and there might be a part of you that wants help but another that finds accepting it really difficult. It can be helpful to express any anxiety or negative feelings you may have about coming to therapy. I understand that for some people, it may take some time to get to a place where you can talk freely. 

How does it work?

Initially I offer a consultation process which will help us to think about your needs and whether my approach can be helpful for you. If you are interested in working with me, or have any queries, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. If I'm not available right away, I'll get back to you as soon as I can. You may wish to leave me a message suggesting a time for me to call you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed an extensive five year training as a psychotherapist at Regents University, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. I studied early child development in depth at the renowned Tavistock Centre. 

As well as maintaining a private practice, I've been employed in several NHS psychotherapy departments, in primary care and in charitable organisations.

I oversaw a therapy service in a large senior school and worked as part of a complex needs Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), covering four London boroughs.

I continue to hold positions in educational settings, providing therapeutic interventions for children, young people and parents, and supervision for trainee therapists.

I've been a mindfulness practitioner for over 10 years and have explored embodiment in a variety of ways. My work is informed by an awareness of what our bodies tell us about our experience.

Prior to my professional training I studied music.

Member organisations

BACP

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are between £50 - 70 per session, depending on your circumstances. 

When I work

I currently have some weekday and evening availability in person and online. Please enquire about times and whether I can offer you a session time that is convenient for you. 

Margaret Street Practice, 39 Margaret Street, London, W1G 0JQ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

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