Trauma-sensitive psychodynamic psychotherapist
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I’m a professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist working full time in private practice.
My approach to the work is warm and open hearted. I see the process of seeking therapy as a moment of reaching out in many different ways: towards one’s self, towards another, and towards a more fulfilling future.
I’m also interested in the way that we all have a tendency to recreate experiences we’re already familiar with, even when these lead to pain and confusion. Many of these emotional experiences are established in our early relationships, with parents, caregivers, siblings, and grandparents. For this reason, I focus on building a relationship and exploring what emerges.
I am sensitive to working with early relational trauma and complex trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Society of Analytical Psychology.
I’m a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
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.
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
My fees start at £80. However, we can discuss the fee in our initial session with consideration to your individual circumstances and we can agree the fee before making any ongoing commitment to continue working together.
My fee for the initial session is £80.
When I work
Please email me or contact me by phone to arrange a meeting or to ask me any questions that you have. I’m happy to speak on the phone before we meet for the first time, if you would like.
Our initial meeting is a chance to discuss the reasons that you have for seeking therapy and to see how it feels to be in the room - or online - together. You are likely to have a sense of how you feel about working together after this initial meeting. If you are uncertain, you may want to arrange a few more sessions before deciding whether to continue.
If you decide to take the next step, we will agree a regular time to meet. Sessions last for 50 minutes and we will meet at the same time every week.