I am an experienced attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
In addition to my private practice, I worked for 16 years in the National Health Service as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I am a Consultant Psychotherapist at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies as well as teaching on the clinical training programme at The Bowlby Centre. I am a supervisor approved by the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
My clinical practice includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, bereavement, post-traumatic stress and dissociation.
I am a registered member of The Bowlby Centre and am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy under registration number 04156164. I am a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy and holder of the European Certificate of Psychotherapy, the European-wide standard for psychotherapy training.
I work with an attachment-based approach within a relational psychodynamic model. In essence, I believe the effectiveness of psychotherapy is based on two complementary elements. The first is the understanding and insight that emerges during therapy about repeating patterns in a client's relationships, both current and past. We all carry an internal working model of relationships and often find ourselves repeating patterns in our dealings with other people. The second key element of psychotherapy centres on the healing capacity of a positive and collaborative relationship between client and therapist. Together, these complementary strands of psychotherapy create the conditions in which meaningful change and personal development can take place.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Psychotherapy
- European Certificate of Psychotherapy
- Registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
At an initial consultation, I will explore your current issues, enquire about your history and discuss whether a period of psychotherapy might be of benefit to you.
Fees range from £90 to £150 per session depending on time of day and frequency.
Practice hours are from Monday to Friday, with evening appointments sometimes available.
The sessions are 50 minutes in length and take place weekly at the same time on the same day.