I offer counselling and psychotherapy in London Bridge, SE1. I believe that the most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself and as a result I work on the principle that self-knowledge can help to improve many aspects of one’s life and that self-examination can lead to a deeper sense identity, self-acceptance.
Needless to say, my approach to therapy is as a result a pragmatic one; essentially I meet my clients where they are emotionally, by working at their pace and focusing and exploring the their whole way of being, looking at the ways which they have learned to relate to themselves and others and how they have learnt to respond to different situations in life.
This approach allow me to help my clients develop insight into and become aware of their values, beliefs and limitations and help them connect to and improve their relationship with themselves and others.
My practice is within walking distance of London Bridge and Borough Stations, and can be easily accessed by bus from Liverpool Street, Monument, Bank and Waterloo Stations. It is a safe place to talk and explore difficulties within a professional therapeutic setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following professional qualifications:
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)
- Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
- Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (Roehampton University)
I am registered with the following professional bodies:
- Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
- British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
In addition to my private practice I also work as an Honorary Psychotherapist in the NHS, at WPF Therapy and as a counsellor for an employee assistance programme.
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
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work with individuals in regular weekly sessions that last for 50 minutes and are charged at £65.00 per session.
The initial meeting which acts as a preliminary consultation will typically last longer than a standard session (usually between 60 and 90 minutes), for which the charge is £95.00.