You may be finding life difficult or painful. This may be due to a relationship problem or something that you experienced in the past. You may feel you can barely cope with the demands and responsibilities of life. You may be suffering from depression or a general sense of dissatisfaction. These feelings and thoughts can be explored in the safety and containment of counselling.
I have many years of experience working with individuals both in counselling centres and in private practice. I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My training in psychodynamic theory and practice enables me to work with many kinds of emotional difficulties.
Initially we would arrange a consultation to discuss the best way forward for you. After that, counselling would be once weekly for 50 minutes. I can offer open-ended or short-term therapy.
Making the initial contact can be difficult but please phone or email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and have an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a programme validated by Roehampton University and accredited by BACP. WPF has a reputation for being one of the leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations.
I am a:
Registrant of The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
I subscribe to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of these organisations.
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
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.
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
Initial consultation: £60 (75 minutes). This gives an opportunity for the client and myself to discover whether what I have to offer is suitable
Ongoing fees for regular weekly sessions (50 minutes): £55. It is normal practice to charge for missed sessions.
I sometimes have vacancies for people who are unable to pay the full fee.
Daytime and Evening appointments are available.