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Principal Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. MBPC, MBACP(Accred)

About me

Hello, I’m a principal psychodynamic psychotherapist with 28 years’ experience of working within the NHS mental health and psychoanalytic psychotherapy services. I also see people privately and can be contacted for psychotherapy consultation and for longer term face-to-face treatment.

People often come to see me because they are unable to resolve or understand their difficulties like depression or anxiety on their own and may have become unwell. I help people to develop a better understanding of themselves, and to become aware of the inner obstacles and relationships that seem to be preventing the possibility of a strong sense of good mental health. 

Feeling better or change in your mental health often comes from the insight found by working through the stormy emotional movement that can occur within our discussions as sessions progress, and I think of this as an example of us working towards developing a substantial sense of good mental health that could run through all areas of your life and relationships. 

Central to psychodynamic psychotherapy is the recognition that our emotional life is a fundamental part of being human, and that we might all need help with thinking about our thoughts and feelings at an unconscious level during our lives. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is one of the few types of psychotherapy that shines a light on your unconscious, and with further reflection psychotherapy can help you to develop a substantial sense of self over time and diminish suffering if that is what’s required.

From my experience and training people tend to come to see me with feeling depressed, preoccupied, or anxious and may have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, treatment resistant depression, melancholia, and personality difficulties. This might mean that we may work more intensively over several sessions a week when required. I am also happy to meet with you if you are experiencing other difficulties and want to make sense of your feelings, relationships,  and position in the world.

I see trainee psychotherapists, counsellors, and clinical psychologists through their BPC, BACP or BPS accredited trainings. Currently I manage and clinically supervise the honorary psychotherapist NHS placements at Harrow Psychotherapy Service. I also teach and supervise psychiatrists training in medical psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Inter-cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. Accredited Membership by British Psychoanalytic Council. Member Tavistock Private Psychotherapy Service.
 
M.A. Foundations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy- Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust & University of Essex- 2009.

BSc (hons) Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health

Core Mental Health Training 1991-94

I am a principal psychodynamic psychotherapist and registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, MBPC. I am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. I am also a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Reg.MBACP (Accred). I hope that my accreditations help you to see my commitment to the psychoanalytic psychotherapy process.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BPC

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

Additional information

Initial consultation fee is £80 for each session.

When I work

I have a vacancy from March 2022. 

Further information

Psychodynamic treatment involves meeting with me on a weekly or more often basis for sessions that last fifty minutes. This reliable, confidential setting gives us the chance to connect with and understand what is happening at a deeper level, and so even very complex persistent and pervasive emotional and developmental difficulties can be faced.

I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, MBPC and member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. I am also a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Reg.MBACP (Accred) and member of the Tavistock Private Psychotherapy Service.

I hope that my accreditations show my commitment to the psychoanalytic process.

I have also worked as a psychotherapist in Berkshire NHS personality disorders service from 2005 - 2010, honorary psychotherapist at the NHS Isis Centre in Oxford 2011- 2013 and at the Tavistock Centre in London from 2007 - 2015. Specialist Psychological Services in Oxford NHS Mental Health Trust 2015-2020.

Private Consulting Room, Queens Park, London, NW6 7EX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Psychoanalytic supervision.

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