Hi, I have over thirty years experience of listening to people from all sorts of backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of issues. My aim in therapy is to create with you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which difficult and painful feelings and experiences can be brought to the surface and thought about and so begin to change. I understand that this can be both something you desire yet fear; talking about yourself in such a vulnerable and sensitive way can create a mixture of both hope and anxiety. All of this will be taken into account and your therapy will move in a gentle and appropriate manner.
The first step is to contact me by email and I will get back to you within 24 hours and we can arrange an initial consultation which will give you a sense of what therapy is like and in which you can ask whatever questions are on your mind.
I am a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Psychoanalytical Council (BCP) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent 5 years studying at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation which is a leading training institution in (psychodynamic) psychotherapy.
I have a certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
A Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (validated by the University of Roehampton).
I also have degrees in theology and philosophy from the Universities of Bristol, Manchester and Durham. I also hold a doctorate from King's College London.
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
I am located in Bloomsbury. There is a picture of the room on this website. Tottenham Court Rd and Goodge St underground stations are a 5 minute walk away and several buses stop nearby, including the numbers 24, 14, 176, 390 and 98. There is some metered parking.