I am a Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with more than 20 years experience as a clinician. Though currently my work is on line, I have a consulting room in Hampstead/Belsize Park NW3 London. I was for many years a senior staff member of the Training Management team at WPF Therapy in London Bridge, was also a seminar leader, clinical supervisor and tutor. I also work currently as a psychotherapist at the Camden Psychotherapy Unit (CPU) a charity uniquely offering free or low cost psychoanalytic psychotherapy for up to 2 years.
I am BPC registered, an Honorary Fellow of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and until recently, a longstanding member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Psychotherapy. My experience includes running 8 week trainings in Mindfulness and Self Compassion for Clinicians from a wide variety of orientations. I am an experienced therapist accustomed to working with many, sometimes complex presenting problems including depression, grief, anxiety, sexuality, gender and trauma. As a university counsellor for many years I am used to working with students and academics on a wide variety of issues around family, relationships and work. My own personal interest in Mindfulness informs all my work and becomes part of the therapeutic process when appropriate. I work once and twice weekly and while most of my patients are in open-ended therapy, I also do some time-limited and short term treatment.
I have particular experience and interest in working with those in the creative and artistic professions including actors, musicians, dancers, designers and those in the media. I also work with many professionals from the city and health professionals and teachers.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was first as a counsellor and then as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy. I have also completed training as a Clinical Supervisor at the SAP in London.
I am an experienced tutor and seminar leader - formerly a Training Manager at WPF Therapy where I ran the MA course in Psychoanalytic Studies accredited by University of Roehampton.
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 Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is between £65 and £75 depending on circumstances but I do offer a few reduced fee places usually £55. I am a recognised therapist for those in Psychodynamic Training and currently see trainees from Birkbeck, Highgate Counselling Centre, Manor House, and many other London trainings.
When I work
various times and days available.
My Belsize Park consulting room is exceptionally quiet, sunlit calm and private , very well located - equally near both Swiss Cottage (Jubilee) and Belsize Park tube stations (Northern). Parking is also possible outside the consulting room at a cost of £1.00 per hour for a visitors permit.