I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor. I trained at WPF Therapy and have a private practice at The Courtfield Medical Centre.
I offer a safe and confidential setting where you can talk about difficult emotional issues which may be preventing you from getting the most out of your life.
Therapy is a unique relationship between client and therapist where you are encouraged to talk about and explore your feelings and thoughts in a secure environment, often difficult to find elsewhere. It is increasingly being acknowledged as a very effective way of dealing with personal dilemmas.
I may be able to help you to understand experiences both current and from the past which may be affecting you today, and which may continue to do so in the future if left unexplored.
We can examine your concerns in order to better understand your strengths, build on them, and find ways to make the changes that you want.
My aim is not to give you instruction but to help you make sense of what you express and what you feel; to give you options and choices, and, if possible, to help you come to your own solutions.
I work in a psychodynamic way, where the therapist and client sit facing each other.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies.
WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Certificate in CBT.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
I have specialist knowledge in the field of addiction.
An initial consultation costs £90. This may take place over one extended session or two shorter sessions.
At the initial consultation we will talk about your needs and the areas you feel you need help with. Together we will decide if therapy is the right thing for you. Then, if we agree to continue, we will decide on a regular time to meet each week.
I operate a sliding scale of fees dependant on income and the time of day you are able to attend. Regular sessions in Kensington are £80 - £150. A session lasts for 50 minutes.
I offer a limited number of reduced fee places for those on a low income or in financial difficulties.