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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, DIT, MBACP (Accred)

About me

I use a psychodynamic approach, in a space that is confidential and empathic. We will work together to understand the core themes that you bring to help you deal with them better and progress in your life.

This process involves making links, gaining insights and becoming aware of what is really going on in yourself. The next stage would be to process this material and help you contain it even when it seems that things are not going to get resolved. By gaining understanding and developing skill, choice starts coming forth which has been absent before. One starts gaining degrees of freedom and becomes more able to govern their life than be governed by uncontrollable dynamics external or internal. It is a process that takes time and commitment.

I provide Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which combines psychodynamic, mentalisation and attachment underpinnings and applied in a more structured way over 16 sessions. It is useful for interpersonal relational difficulties.

In short term supportive therapy or counselling, we try to focus on particular issue(s) that are problematic for you that we can work on within a limited number of sessions. Here, the emphasis is less on the past and more on the present and on giving you support to help you resolve or cope with your difficulty. We will work on managing anxiety, self-esteem, and adaptive skills. Because time is limited, we will try to achieve an understanding of the problem and explore the options of how to deal with it in an optimal way to move forward.

Additionally,  I provide long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy at a considerably low fee for those who can commit to 18 or 24 months of minimum twice a week in person therapy .

Locations available

  • Willesden Green NW2
  • Southwark SE1 0QA
  • Online: Skype, Zoom

Current availability:

  • Mondays up to 11am,
  • Tuesdays 7.30am to 5pm and
  • Wednesdays: 7.30am-3pm. Other availabilities can be discussed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a background in business and nursing studies and experience over many years. I subsequently trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked in the NHS secondary care service offering long term psychodynamic psychotherapy and currently working in the NHS Talking Therapies Service offering short term counselling.

Relevant Studies

  • Trainee Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at the Guild of Psychotherapists, 2020-
  • MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
  • Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)


  • Private practice.
  • Refugee and Asylum Seekers Service since 2019
  • NHS Talking Therapies Service since 2
  • NHS in primary and secondary care settings 2011-2015.
  • Volunteer counsellor at Coventry Migrant and Refugee Centre 2014.
  • Samaritans 2009.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes.

Initial telephone consultation is free.

For someone willing to commit to 18 or 24 months of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for a minimum of twice a week, I offer a considerably low fee based on affordability.

I offer concessions for low income groups.
I offer concessions for key workers.

When I work

Mainly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Other availability can be discussed.

Willesden Green, London, NW2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is wheel chair access at Camden location.

Online platforms



In person

I am a trainee supervisor offering low fee supervision

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