I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with twenty years experience in private practice and in organisations. I have a doctorate in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, which has furthered my interest in questions around cultural difference and diversity. The way I practise is eclectic, which means that although I mainly practise within the psychoanalytic tradition, I am open to other ideas and influences, especially those relating to questions around human subjectivity and existence. My main approach is relational, which means that I will be interested in the patterns of the client's close relationships as well as what goes on in the therapy relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained with the Philadelphia Associaiton in Hampstead. I have been UKCP registered since 2002. My clinical experience as a therapist has been at various settings such as a therapeutic commumity for those experiencing extreme mental distress, the charity sector and as part of a multi disciplinary team in a hospital. The core of my clinical work though has been in private practice since 2002. I have been teaching psychotherapy and supervising students at a number of universities in and around London I am currently a visiting lecturer of psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Regent's University.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural difference, writer's block, psychosomatic symptoms, training psychotherapy.
My fee for the initial consultation is £70 in NW6 and £80 in WC1V 7QH I have a sliding scale from £50 - £80 for ongoing work. My standard fee for couples work is £90.
I can offer psychotherapy in Greek and I am fluent in French. I have travelled to many parts of the world, and I am very aware of the importance of allowing for cultural diversity in therapeutic work as well as allowing for difference in a more general way. I have a number of publications including three co-edited books a collection of short stories in adolescence and the consulting room and a psychological novel.