I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who became a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists in 2013. I have a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, bereavement, loss, fertility issues, addictions and the effects these have in day-to-day life and specifically, the workplace. I also work with attachment difficulties which stem from British and Irish boarding/public school abuse and violence.
Sometimes our experiences can leave us feeling insecure or lacking in confidence, making it difficult to form or sustain healthy relationships or cope with everyday life. Talking this through with a psychotherapist can help you to understand and value yourself more. It is not the job of a psychotherapist to tell you what to do but to offer you different perspectives and a different experience of relating.
Psychotherapy provides a confidential space for you to express yourself and reflect on problems and their underlying causes.
Therapy can be challenging - you may face difficult current feelings or past trauma which impact on how you think or feel about yourself. My aim is to offer a safe, secure relationship in which we explore these difficulties together.
It is natural to be anxious if you have not seen a therapist before. The initial session is a chance for us both to meet, for me to get to know a bit about you and explore how therapy might help. If we then decide to continue the sessions they would be at a minimum of once weekly and would be arranged for a regular time and day of the week.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2015, I was a co-founder of the Wilton Consultancy Ltd. We represent a small group of established psychoanalytic and attachment psychotherapists working in Victoria & Westminster in central London. We offer both long-term psychotherapeutic work and/or short-term periods of counselling.
Our London practice is within easy reach (under 2 minutes walk) of Victoria tube and mainline train stations.
We also have referral connections with therapists in Horsham, Brighton, Guildford, Crawley and Croydon.
Alongside my private practice work, I have many years experience of working in education welfare and therapeutic care for adolescents. I have a current special interest in working with depression, anxiety and boarding school disorders and their various effects on day-to-day life and the workplace.
Whilst I practice long-term psychotherapy, I also have links to Employee Assistance Programmes offering short term work via insurance companies. Much of my work is with people from a legal and corporate background as well as from the world of social care, education and the Arts.
It is natural to be anxious if you have not seen a therapist before, and the initial session is a chance for us both to assess your understanding and expectations of psychotherapy.
How Counselling or Psychotherapy can help
You may have experienced one or more of the following at some point in your life:
- Loneliness and an inability to sustain long term relationships
- Attachment / relationship issues
- Depression and a general feeling of unhappiness
- Trying to cope with feelings from past trauma or childhood abuse
- Stress or anger that feels overwhelming and out of proportion
- Work related issues
- Damaging addictions and food disorders
- Extreme anxiety, panic or suicidal feelings
- Bereavement and loss, incorporating many different kinds of grief:
~ the death of a loved one
~ the loss of parenthood through miscarriage and infertility
~ relationship breakdown
What psychotherapy and counselling can offer you:
Psychotherapy and counselling provides a confidential space in which you can express how you are feeling and reflect on problems and their underlying causes. Therapy is also challenging, as you face difficult feelings and ways of thinking in relation to others.
It is not the job of a Psychotherapist to tell you what to do, but to offer you different perspectives to help you work this out for yourself, through paying attention to your own feelings, instincts and judgements, and increasing your self-belief and confidence.
Sometimes it feels difficult to talk to family and friends about your problems. Psychotherapy and counselling can provide a confidential space for you to talk about the things which are preventing you from living a fulfilled life.
Your upbringing, early attachments and past environments may have affected you in some way, leaving you feeling insecure or lacking in confidence and unable to sustain healthy relationships. Talking this through with a psychotherapist can give you fresh perspectives and enable you to understand, be insightful, and value yourself more.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Much of my work involves the connection between lifestyle, the workplace and underlying depression and anxiety.
Concessions offered for
I charge £80 - £100 per session. However fees are decided in accordance to salary and income.
I also have a midweek provision for low fee paying clients (£50 - £70 approx). There are a limited amount of subsidised places available.
Please see www.wiltonconsultancyltd.co.uk for more information.