I am wholly committed to engaging with people who feel ready to acknowledge and work through (at their own pace) their lived emotional, psychological, and interpersonal difficulties. Some of my clients experience an often debilitating anxiety, distress, and sense of dread in their personal and/or occupational life.
By way of process, together, we would seek to explore and develop insight into how conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings that on the surface may seem ‘intangible’ often tend to be situated in earlier relationships and experiences.
My primary practice method is 'psychodynamic counselling & psychotherapy', however, during and beyond the assessment I am fluid and adaptive to meeting the bespoke needs of each individual client. This means being receptive to and carefully drawing upon an array of techniques and psychological methods that honours each clients uniquely emergent Self.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy does not provide a ‘quick fix’. Rather, it is a deeply invested, committed and enduring process. Psychotherapy aims to increase your self-comprehension, challenge maladaptive coping mechanisms, lower psychic defences, and liberate ones self toward enabling more informed choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
A 35 year vocation in social, emotional & mental health care enables me to work with maturity, sensitivity, and respect.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) , and a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and studied and trained at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Oxford, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, The British Association of Psychotherapists and the Institute for Group Analyses.
As part of my ongoing personal development, I engage regular clinical supervision to hold in check that my professional practice is focused, solid and evolving.
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.
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
Social class identity – ‘transitioning’ from working-class roots, imposter syndrome, fitting in, shame, humiliation, classism.
LGBTQ+ matters- coming to terms with and coming-out, Identity conflict, Internalised homophobia, rejection, loneliness, self-esteem.
Men and Masculinity – identity, toxicity, aggression, self-sufficiency, competitiveness, anger, role conflict.
Concessions offered for
The duration of a consultation or therapy session is 50 minutes, and the baseline fee is £60 per session. This is based on a sliding scale, so a person on a salary of up to £25,000 would pay £60, and this increases by £5 per session for every £5,000 salary increment.
20% of my practice is a low fee. If you are low waged or unemployed, please contact me directly for further information.