My role is to help you make sense of the issues that have led you to seek therapy. I do this by providing a safe place for you to bring the concerns that are troubling you, helping you to explore your thoughts, experiences and feelings, some of which may feel overwhelming.
Together we work to consider both your presenting symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, as well as their possible underlying causes, thinking about your present situation to see how it may be connected to events from the past.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. I undertook my professional training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions in the UK and practiced for several years within the WPF Therapy clinic in London. I am a registered member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and follow their strict ethical codes and professional standards of confidentiality and practice.
I also trained and worked as a Samaritan providing support to people who were distressed, despairing or suicidal.
Before practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I worked for many years in business and have an awareness of how challenging and demanding working life can be.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I aim to offer affordable psychotherapy and we would agree the fee before any commitment to therapy is made.