I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist qualified to work with adult patients. I practise in Clapham South and Herne Hill; both locations are close to public transport links and offer calm, confidential spaces in which to discuss what is troubling you. (Note: I am currently conducting face-to-face sessions for those who aren't at heightened risk from Covid-19. )
As a rule of thumb, psychotherapy can help when life seems either “too much” or “not enough”—or perhaps both at once—for you. Though genetics can play a part in this, it is very likely that your past and present experiences will also be significant factors. You may find yourself feeling:
* Anxious or stressed.
* Depressed, flat, or somehow empty.
* Unable to recover from a loss.
* Lonely and struggling to form friendships.
* As though you’re always in conflict with other people.
* Troubled by intrusive thoughts or memories.
* Repeatedly drawn to unsatisfying and possibly self-destructive behaviours.
* Concerned about your sexuality and/or identity.
* Physical symptoms that don’t seem to have a medical explanation.
Please feel welcome to contact me if you can relate to any of the above. Then we can arrange an initial consultation, which will allow me to find out a bit more about you - and, most importantly, for you to decide whether you are comfortable working with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following two years of introductory studies at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, I completed my clinical qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF Therapy, which has been training clinicians for over 50 years. In addition to my private practice, I work in the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist for both Southwark and Lambeth IPTT. I also have much experience as a volunteer support worker, particularly in forensic and inpatient settings, and as a crisis line volunteer. I have an interest in the use of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session.
Fees are typically billed in arrears, so there is no upfront financial commitment.