Counselling & psychotherapy with me offers a confidential, non-judgemental space in which to explore confused, unsettled or disturbing feelings. To discover what is behind our experiences and to provide insight and hope, where both are absent.
I will establish a facilitatory space where thoughts & feelings can be safely revealed. I am impartial, attentive, curious & determined to know more about your fears, anxieties and uncertainties, and understand how feelings intertwine with daily life - how we experienced them in the past, offering foresight for the future, in the present.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a place where energy is focused on lines of thought, collaboratively. A place where time is reserved for feelings, to discover how we experience them, how we can understand them and to appreciate the often painful, conflicted conundrums that perhaps trouble you and your relationships.
Doubt and uncertainty will most likely be reflected in our work together but within a safe, reliable & deeply thoughtful space from where your emotional life can be given room to expand & develop.
I work psychodynamically. I focus on relationship patterns, unconscious experience and processes, developmental history and what occurs between the two of us, in the room.
I retain experience and hold particular understanding in these clinical areas:
- Relationship difficulties
- Personality disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Sexuality issues
- Domestic violence
- Loneliness and isolation
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Eating disorders
- Relational conflict/codependency
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training at Birkbeck University of London, qualifying at the longest serving counselling training centre - Highgate Counselling Centre (UK. Est.1966) - as a Psychodynamic Practitioner.
I am also an active member of a National Suicide/Listening Charity.
I am a registered member of the BACP - The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work within and in reference to their ethical and professional guidelines. In line with BACP membership, I am also committed to my Continuing Professional Development and undertake regular supervision of my work.
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 am notably interested in seeing those experiencing relational conflict and/or codependency.
£65.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My standard fees begin at £65 for individual sessions. Sessions are 50 minutes.
Initial consultations are 1 hour and 30 minutes, charged at £55. The extra time will give us an opportunity to gain insight into the details of your circumstances and it is on the basis of this first session that we can decide whether or not working together would be of benefit.
- I offer a number of sessions at a reduced rate by negotiation for those on low incomes and those in full time study.
- I am also a member of the Reduced Fee Service of the Number 42 Practice, based at London Bridge.
My availability varies so please do ask. I work face to face, ONLINE and by phone. My practice is based in Muswell Hill & London Bridge.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic I am continuing to see new clients, Online