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(BA Hons), BPC accredited, CQSW

About me

Are you facing personal struggles?

I am a fully qualified and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist. This means:

  • I work with you to make long term changes to your emotional well-being and relationships.
  • I work by exploring with you and addressing the causes of your unhappiness, not merely the symptoms.
  • I work with individuals of 18 and upwards.
  • My consulting room is a safe place where you can talk about your difficulties in confidence.
  • At our first session I will explore your needs and give you the opportunity to see how I work. After that we would generally meet weekly and for as long as you need my support.
  • I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and follow its Code of Ethics and strict professional standards.

How I can help you using psychotherapy

I can help you if you have relationship difficulties, depression or anxiety, or something has happened in your life which you find difficult to cope with. You may be worrying about something that you are struggling to deal with on your own; or you feel overwhelmed by sadness or other difficult feelings.

Therapy can help you reflect in a different way to enable you lead a happier and more fulfilling life. Gaining insight and self awareness will enable you to think and act differently and make better decisions. You are likely to feel more empowered and less confused, in control of your feelings rather than being controlled by them.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of and trained with the British Psychotherapy Foundation.
  • Registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council
  • Accredited by the Professional Standards Agency.
  • BA(Hons) in Psychology (University of Manchester).
  • Worked as a registered social worker (CQSW qualified) for over 20 years specialising in adult mental heath.
  • Specialist mental health mentor for students at the University of London (undergraduate and post-graduate).
  • Two years as a bereavement counsellor.
  • Two years honorary psychotherapist in NHS.

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£70-£90 per 50 minute session (reduced rates available for students)

When I work

Available Monday to Wednesday during the morning and afternoons and Monday to Thursday evenings

Finchley Central, London, N3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults