People seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons but often there is a sense of unfulfillment, unrealised potential or unhappiness.
Together we can engage with your unique issue and its underlying causes. We will identify patterns and assumptions (conscious or unconscious) you may hold. Through examining them we can begin to think about what is really important to you and how you might implement positive change in your life.
I practice in a way that seeks to understand your current situation in the context of your past experiences. For some, this will mean focusing on a particular event or area of distress; for others, it will involve spending time checking in with themselves and exploring an alternative perspective.
It is very important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable and safe with. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like to arrange a free phone consultation.
It is completely understandable to be apprehensive about starting therapy. Nearly everyone finds it difficult to go to that first session. But very few regret it when they do.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, I have experience working in both the public and private sector with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
Whilst with the NHS I worked at Guys Hospital and Croydon Integrative Psychological Therapies Service. Prior to this I practiced at Mark Boyden Associates as well as the mental health charity Mind.
Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regent’s University*
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regent’s University*
- Foundation in psychotherapy and counselling- Regent’s University*
- Short course in ‘Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice’ - The Bowlby Centre*
- BA in English Literature - University of Leeds*
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with