Whatever the nature or extent of your difficulties, I offer a safe space where you can talk in confidence and without being judged.
I am an experienced psychotherapist providing both open-ended and time-limited psychotherapy/counselling. I work from a psychodynamic perspective. This means that I attach importance not only to current experiences and ways of relating, but also to how these may be linked to earlier experiences - understanding the underlying nature of the behaviour and emotions which are causing difficulty or distress can help to relieve suffering and open up the possibility for change.
The prospect of talking to someone about personal or painful feelings may well feel daunting. An initial consultation can be useful in giving you a sense of whether ongoing sessions will be helpful/appropriate.
I work from a comfortable consulting room situated very close to Victoria underground and mainline stations. During the Coronavirus pandemic, I am working via Skype. Do get in touch by email or telephone if you'd like to arrange an appointment, or if you have any questions. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF Therapy, one of the country's leading and most highly respected training institutions. As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), I am bound by strict ethical and professional codes of conduct. I have many years of clinical experience.
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
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.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For an initial consultation lasting an hour, I charge £80. My fees for ongoing weekly 50-minute sessions are between £80 and £65, depending on the time of day and individual circumstances. I offer a limited number of daytime sessions at concessionary rates for students and people with limited means.