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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: £60–£75 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: £50 per appointment
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon: 10.30am; Tue: morning and afternoon; Thu: lunchtime and afternoon (Mar 2019)
Types of client