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This professional is available for new clients.
I offer a compassionate and confidential space, where people can feel safe to explore difficulties in their life and relationships, in a way that is accepting and non-judgmental.
Over more than a decade, I have worked successfully with a wide variety of clients, supporting them through difficult times by helping them to express and understand their thoughts and feelings, transform the relationship with themselves and others, and live their lives more confidently.
Having an interest in unconscious meanings and processes, I integrate psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches in an open and creative way, for instance, when working with dreams, personal or interpersonal experiences.
In addition to work with the unconscious, external relationships and the influences from the past or deeper unconscious that shape our "internal world", I am particularly interested in the different "parts" (or sub-personalities) that each of us have within ourselves, born from identifications with important figures in our lives or as responses to powerful life events. In my experience, these parts are mostly protective but they may have unintentionally become stuck.
Key to my work is to "listen" with deep empathy to what different parts you are bringing up in our session and to help create some coherence, some dialogue between them.
I offer sessions in person and via Zoom or Skype.
*Spaces are currently available for 3-times weekly sessions at a reduced rate.*
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist (MSc) and a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am also an associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA).
I work with individuals in private practice and as a group therapist for Room to Heal, a charity that uses the power of community to support people who have experienced torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in exile.
I have specialised experience of working with refugees and I work in an LGBTQ+ affirmative way.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developmental Trauma
- Adult Onset Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Psychosomatic illness
£70.00 - £105.00
Concessions offered for
Regular weekly sessions are offered at a sliding scale starting from £65. I am occasionally able to offer a reduced rate (concession).
When I work
Currently, I have regular times available on Saturdays.
After our initial contact, I will arrange for a first session, which will be an opportunity for you to bring up any issues you want help with. I will ask some questions to get to know you better, while you can form an idea of how I could help you and what the therapy will be like. When we agree to work together for a brief number of sessions or for a longer period of time, these sessions are held for 50 minutes at a regular time every week.