I have worked in private practice in central London for fifteen years, since first qualifying as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I completed a second UKCP training in 2012, to deepen my capacity to work with more complex concerns. I am a registered clinical supervisor, and now work half-time in private practice alongside an NHS teaching post.
I am pleased to be contacted by people seeking focused support during a period of change, or longer-term therapy when desired changes seem very hard to achieve. I am familiar with the full variety of reasons that lead people to first contact a counsellor. Many people in my practice want to make sense of difficult family relationships: with their parents; their children; their siblings; their partners. It is often helpful to think inter-generationally about these situations, which are very easily stirred up and experienced in the 'workplace family' too. Psychoanalytic work has a long history of addressing relational difficulties in careful detail, and is my usual approach to clinical practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold UKCP registration as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and psychodynamic supervisor. I first registered with the UKCP as an existential psychotherapist and counsellor.
I currently teach on a doctoral-level clinical training at the Tavistock Centre, London, and have previously been a Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Subject Lead for a BACP-accredited MA programme.
Qualifications: Graduate Diploma, PGCert, MA, PhD, IGA Diploma in Supervison. I am a Clinical Member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, an Associate Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: £65–£80 per weekly appointment (depending whether our session time is during or outside business office hours; I work early mornings and evenings on different days)
Long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy: £50–£65 per appointment (depending on frequency per week)
Trainees (long-term psychotherapy only): at the lower end of long-term rate
I hold two weekly appointments at significantly reduced fee to make open-ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy affordable for people who could not easily otherwise access this provision.
Mon: early morning; Tue: lunchtime; Fri: lunchtime (Dec 2020)