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About me

I’m a therapist working in SW1 specialising in psychodynamic therapy. This means that in our weekly 50 minute sessions, we will talk about whatever is on your mind – how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and we will explore these together, building up a picture of who you are. This sort of therapy is based on the idea that you might not be fully aware of some of your patterns in behaviour, ways of thinking, and your emotional responses- and that with the help of a qualified therapist you can gain an insight into these patterns, greater understanding of who you are and bring about the change you want to see in your life. It might be that you’ve been experiencing distressing mental states or perhaps you simply have a sense that something isn’t quite right and that something needs to change. 

I am a qualified and experienced therapist, and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, but the most important thing about finding a therapist is finding someone who fits with you, and who you feel you could come to trust. If that sounds like something you’re interested in exploring please send me an email and I will set up an initial consultation. I look forward to meeting you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community, The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP and BPC accredited training course)
  • Masters Degree in Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I charge £80 per 50 minute session.

I also offer a consessionary rate for those unable to pay the standard rate - these sessions are available during less popular time periods (e.g. early afternoon). Please contact me and we can discuss your needs.

London, SW1V 3SG

Type of session

In person