I am a very experienced therapist who has worked within NHS Mental Health for over thirty five years and on counselling and psychotherapists trainings for over thirty years. In private practice I am trained to offer offer art therapy, counselling or psychoanalytic
psychotherapy at least once weekly. Art Therapy can be particularly helpful for those who do not find it easy to express themselves through words.
First of all we would arrange to meet for a consultation to see if I am the right person for you and also agreeing why it might be helpful to continue working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
MFA, MA, RMN, Group Analytic Psychotherapist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Art Psychotherapist.
I work at Croydon Counselling Foundation as a clinical supervisor & on psychotherapy training courses at Birkbeck College and Westminster Pastoral Foundation.
Originally trained as Psychiatric Nurse I worked in the NHS across most psychiatric specialisms as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and consultant art psychotherapist. I also worked as a Lecturer at Goldsmiths College London University including on the MA in Art Psychotherapy.
Professional Organisations: UKCP-Analytic Section, BAAT & HCPC. I am a member of BAPPs registered as a psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervisor. I clinically supervise art psychotherapists, psychotherapists and counsellors. I am an accredited member of BACP. I am a member of UPCA. Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association.
I have published widely.
I am an artist with an MA in Fine Art.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Usually £50 for the consultation and each session. However, depending on your circumstances I can offer sessions at a lower cost so do ask me.
I am within easy reach of London and the South East. Close to Junction 6 of the M25. Upper Warlingham and Whyteleafe railway stations are both within seven to ten minutes walk and have direct trains into New Cross Gate, Victoria and London Bridge; also Waterloo,Charing Cross, Thameslink and Brighton and the coast via connections at East Croydon, which is 15 minutes by train.
For contact and an initial consultation : Please email or text and you will be contacted within twenty four hours. Thank you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evenings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a member of BAPPS: The British Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Supervisors. .View supervision profile