I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and Director of Rafan House, a therapeutic clinic in Harley Street.
Rafan House offers specialised and discreet conversations for individuals, couples and families who are seeking help with the demands of 21st century life. For all of us, there are times when the journey through life is a struggle.
In addition to my clinical work, my role is to ensure Rafan House continues to provide a compassionate depth of therapeutic approaches for families and individuals.
I have spent the last twenty-five years working with people who are emotionally struggling but who also have complex decisions to make for themselves and others, both personally and professionally.
I see a range of clients who are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and psychosexual problems, infertility, illness, sexuality and gender, as well as those facing death and bereavement
I am an accredited member of the BPC and a member of the BACP and BICA.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD(Cantab), MA(Psych), FRGS
As a psychotherapist, I have worked in NHS settings as well as with private clients. I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation. I also spent time studying at the IGA (The Institute of Group Analysis), as well as the TCCR (The Tavistock Centre for Couples Relations).
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
When I work
I undertake no clinical work during the month of August but I will be able to refer you to another therapist at Rafan House.
Code of Ethics
Rafan House abides by the Code of Ethics as laid down by the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council).