About me

Counselling and Psychotherapy

There comes a time when we realise that speaking with a professional will help us with painful feelings and problems, regardless of whether these originate in our environment or within us. We might have just caught ourselves making the same bad choices or repeating behaviour, despite our best efforts not to do so.

Open ended counselling and psychotherapy provides the space and the time for us to talk about ourselves.

Everything is important in therapy and there is an understanding of how painful emotions can be very difficult to process, not only at the beginning of therapy but also when remembered and reworked.

Initial consultation sessions

Initial consultation sessions will give us a chance to meet and explore why you are seeking therapy at this time in your life. 

They are also an opportunity for me to find out about you and for you to experience how I work. During these initial consultations we will be able to determine if we can work together and how to proceed. 

There is often an anxiety, especially in the beginning, about how long counselling or psychotherapy may take. It is extremely important that these anxieties or wishes are brought to the work and discussed. 

It is important that we have a brief telephone conversation, prior to our first in-person session.

Frequency of sessions

At times, a need for twice weekly sessions arises either in the initial consultation or during treatment.  I would always discuss this with you and leave it up to you to decide.  Often people experience a wish for twice weekly sessions as once weekly might not be enough for the difficulties they might be facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and abide by the code of ethics of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

I originally qualified as a psychodynamic psychotherapist,  and further trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Wpf Therapy.  

My extensive training has deepened my understanding of the complexity of issues that a person can bring to therapy, and has given me the opportunity to understand the different benefits once weekly psychotherapy or more frequent psychotherapeutic work can bring to each individual.

During my long training I gained valuable clinical experience from working as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in mental health charities and the NHS.

My work has always centred around working with individuals in private practice. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BPC

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00

Additional information

Once weekly £60 - £75, per session

Twice weekly £55-£65, per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I provide sessions from 7.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Thursday.  

It is important that we have a brief telephone conversation prior to our initial consultation sessions.

Further information

My consulting room is within easy reach of Palmers Green, Grange Park, Southgate and Enfield Town.

It is accessible by London Transport.

There is ample street parking. Secure motorcycle hooks and a cycle stand are positioned by the entrance of the consulting room.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.