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(BPC registered)

About me

Welcome to my site. I am an established psychotherapist, counsellor and psychologist, committed to closely follow wherever my clients' stories, feelings, memories take us. To help you achieve lasting change, I offer an approach that is also rooted in my clinical experience as well as contemporary research.

I find that to understand what my clients’ feelings and experiences are, often we together need to look behind the surface. These feelings have usually been present for a long time and they are expressed or suffered in many different ways. Yet, it is often difficult to put them into exact words. This may be why you too are looking for a therapist: to help talking about what you have, in a way, always known but have never quite been able to say.

Alongside my qualification as a therapist, I also hold a PhD in psychology. Working as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University, I am the Research Lead of the Psychology of Health and Wellbeing cluster, and the co-editor of the textbook 'Understanding Mental Health and Counselling' (2020, Sage).

Following an initial consultation meeting, I offer once- or twice-weekly 50-minute sessions. Therapy then is open ended: whether in the shorter or the longer term, it will conclude whenever you feel ready.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD in Psychology (Loughborough University)

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/Roehampton University)

MSc in Psychological Sciences (ELTE, Budapest)

Certificate in Counselling (WPF/Roehampton University)

BA in Literature and Linguistics (ELTE, Budapest)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

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.

BACP

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generational trauma

Panic attacks

General sadness

Feeling empty and overwhelmed

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Fees

Additional information

The fee for weekly sessions is £70-90. In case of more intensive psychotherapy, this may be renegotiated. Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation or discuss alternative fee arrangements.

When I work

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Also available outside working hours

Further information

Academic website: www.open.ac.uk/people/dk3936

Psychology of Health and Well-being Research Strand at the Open Psychology Research Centre: www.open.ac.uk/centres/psychology/research/phew

Staple Inn Associates: https://www.stapleinnassociates.com

Staple Inn Associates, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QH

Fitzroy Park, London, N6 6HS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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