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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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I generally charge between £60-80/hour.
When I work
I am available generally from 8.30am onwards with some evening availability. Please check for details