I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working in the Haringey/Enfield area.
Often people seek counselling because of a problem that won't go away or that keeps repeating.
Whatever is troubling you, just talking to someone impartial in a confidential environment can be an enormous relief in itself.
I provide a safe space in which I encourage an exploration of your difficulties and the wider context of your experience. This is because it is understood that making sense of a person's whole experience, often including their past, is the way to make sense of how specific problems may have arisen in the first place.
With a better understanding, a person can move towards change and break the cycle of repetition.
I work with the following issues:
- Anxiety and stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Bereavement, separation and loss
- Low self-esteem
- Social anxiety
- Sexual problems
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc(hons) Psychology (UCL)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling (WPF)
MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (WPF/University of Roehampton)
I am a full member of both FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling) and BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and adhere to their codes of ethics and professional conduct.
As well as my private practice, I have worked both in the NHS and charitable organisations in a short term capacity, so have experience with short term work as well as open-ended. I am also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which is the NHS IAPT approved short term, 16 week, psychodynamic therapy.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £80 for initial assessment. My fee for ongoing sessions is currently £70.
I have evening appointments available for those who would be unavailable during the day due to work commitments.
I have session times available in the evenings for those who are unable to attend during the day due to work commitments. Due to the current Coronavirus situation, sessions will be held remotely, either by video link or telephone, according to personal preference.