If you have found me you might be feeling in need of finding a space to talk and be listened to. You might be struggling with low mood, angry feelings, depression, anxiety, bereavement, breakdown of a relationship or other life events.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor who can offer a private, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and talk about what is troubling you.
I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy might be for them.
Many people find it helpful to talk to an objective, professionally trained person outside of their family or circle of friends. Choosing the right therapist is important and involves finding someone you feel you can trust and work with. Often it is the strength of the relationship between the client and therapist which is the best indicator of a good outcome. It is important that you find the right therapist for you, meeting for an initial consultation is a good way to start and see if the person you have found is a good fit.
When looking for a therapist it is important to make sure that the person you find is professionally trained and fully registered.
Sessions are usually at the same time, and on the same day each week.
I offer Open-ended Psychotherapy where you and I work together to understand you at a greater depth, and over time.
I also offer Time Limited Therapy which is typically 12 to 24 sessions, where you and I might try and focus on one particular issue that you are having difficulty with.
How to begin
Please feel free to send me a brief message. All communication is strictly private and confidential.
Once you have made contact (and you and I have had an initial conversation), I recommend an initial consultation.
This session gives us a chance to meet and consider working together, and to explore whether therapy feels like the right route for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced, professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor and I work with people who are having psychological and emotional problems. I provide a safe and confidential space, where you and I can work together to explore whatever concerns or difficulties you might be experiencing.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (WPF Therapy, accredited by University of Roehampton)
MSc in Clinical Psychology and Health Services (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (City, University of London)
I am registered with the following professional bodies and abide by their ethical code of conduct.
FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
I am an approved psychotherapist for AXA PPP and Vitality Health private healthcare insurance.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer 50 minute sessions at the same weekly time(s) on a short-term or an open-ended basis. I charge £60 for each appointment.
Prior to starting regular weekly sessions together it is useful for us to meet for an initial consultation. Initial consultations, which typically take up to 90 minutes, are charged at £90. Sometimes we may decide to meet more than once to continue our initial consultation. This gives us time to get to know each other, and for you to decide if you would like to begin therapy with me.
I am an approved practitioner for Vitality Health and AXA PPP private health insurance.
If you would like to get in touch to set up an initial consultation or to discuss your situation you can contact me either via telephone or email and I will get back to you promptly.