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I have been working as a therapist for 15 years having initially trained as a pyschodynamic counsellor. Some years back I decided to train further in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and am now a fully qualified member of the Guild of Psychotherapists. I have a wide range of experience having worked for some years in private practice but also have experience in primary health care settings and in the voluntary field both in short-term time-limited therapy and in longer-term on-going therapy.
I normally offer very in-depth, on-going, open-ended work for individals at least once-weekly but more frequent sessions may be offered depending on a person's needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Some years ago I enrolled in a course which gave a taster of the different psychological and counselling theories and I was very drawn to the psychodynamic approach, very much exploring the unconscious and early experiences and how these impact upon our lives. In 1997 I began to study for a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and followed this with worked at a counselling centre, initially working long-term with clients on a weekly basis. I also had the opportunity to work within the Primary Care Trust. I then decided to train further in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Guild of Psychotherapists in London and although I mostly work as an analytic psychotherapist I aim to practise in the way most suited to a person's needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
I normally offer an initial session so that we can meet and discuss what has brought a person along to therapy and to see whether we are able to work together and if the therapy that I offer is the right one for the individual. Although the initial session does have to be paid for, it does not bind that person to continue with me.
Sessions are normally 50 minutes in length and the fee is £45. Some concessionary fees may be negotiated, depending upon financial ability and frequency of sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are usually during normal working hours but I offer early morning and evening appointments where need be. Please contact me to discuss availability. Wheelchair access available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer individual supervision, my key areas being that of my own training and orientation, i.e.View supervision profile