Our work is for you to observe your emotional life and understand what drives you. You are then in a position to decide if you want to change your response to life. I am an experienced NHS Adult Counsellor who had worked in primary and secondary care and in private practice from Chase Lodge Hospital, North West London (Mill Hill) and Queen Anne Street Practice, Marylebone London W1 (Bond Street/Oxford Circus).
I specialise in depression, anxiety, anger management, separation, stress, panic, bereavement and relationship issues. I also offer a separate service to lawyers (www.counsellingforlawyers.co.uk) exploring the above issues as well as alcohol misuse, financial worries and prosecution.
The way I work is psychodynamic which means how you relate to me is how you relate to others in your life. My job is to reflect your behaviour back to you. From my personal experience this is a very enriching, insightful process but I appreciate is not for everyone.
I invite all potential patients to meet for an initial no-obligation 1 hour consultation for you to determine if this process appeals to you and for me to determine if you can make use of this process. In this initial consultation we also explore how best you can move forward with your presenting issue(s). I might recommend another form of therapy or possibly another therapist who I think you would be better suited to.
Training, qualifications & experience
My life experience has convinced me that talking to someone who can listen - and respond - to you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, can facilitate your emotional and mental well-being so that you can live the life you want rather than the life you think you have been given.
I worked as an Honorary psychotherapist in Adult Mental Health at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London and practice as a psychodynamic counsellor in private practice. I also work as a psychodynamic counsellor in NHS GP Surgeries. I also run www.counsellingforlawyers.co.uk which offers lawyers a safe space to talk in confidence about issues which are affecting their work and possibly their family life.
I am an approved Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner, hold a Masters of Science in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birkbeck College, London University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Birkbeck College, London University and a Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent's College, London. I am a regular attendee on the Lecture Course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. I have a BA (Hons) from Leeds University and a Post Graduate Diploma in French from Strasbourg University, France.
Am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to the Association's Code of Ethics. Also a Member of the Association of Independent Practitioners and am on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I also hold a Criminal Records Bureau Certificate (CRB). Alongside my private practice I have presented a workshop for GPs on counselling.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
You are invited to call to discuss treatment and cost.
I am an approved provider for psychological therapies for Pruhealth, Aviva, Simplyhealth and WPA.
I offer weekday day and evening appointments.
Free parking is available at Chase Lodge Hospital
Underground stations: Mill Hill East
Thameslink stations: Mill Hill East, Elstree & Borehamwood
3 NCP carparks available to Queen Anne Street Practice, Queen Anne Street
Underground stations: Oxford Circus (8 minute walk)
Bond Street (5 minute walk)