I work as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I see people in my practice in Shoreditch. I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years in the voluntary sector, NHS settings and in private practice.
I offer an initial assessment to meet new patients and to agree a way of working together. I provide long-term open-ended therapy as well as more targeted short-term, focused therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having started my career in mental health work, I trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and have worked for over 25 years in the field. I initially trained at the Tavistock Clinic (London) in both the Adult and Child Department (MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies). I went on to train at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (London).
Although I trained as a Freudian psychoanalyst, I do not work primarily within that model. During my practice I have come to value a range of experience outside that model, although it remains the core aspect of my work as a psychotherapist.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I generally charge between £60-80/hour.