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 (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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Concessions offered for
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.
When I work
Some availability weekdays, 9am - 7pm