I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based in central London. I work for the most part psychodynamically. This means that I understand the difficulties that trouble us in the present as very often arising out of our pasts. This in turn means that we may be able to do more about what makes us anxious, confused or distressed than we think.
For while you can't change the past, the experience of talking in confidence about how you are feeling and of being listened to without judgment and without anyone jumping to conclusions, can definitely change the way your past affects you. And you will find that brings change to whatever you might be struggling with at the moment: whether that's a personal matter, a relationship issue or a problem at work.
My practice is located in a quiet building near Oxford Circus. I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy. To begin with, I usually suggest an initial session to give me a sense of why you are seeking therapy and what you would like from it. Do contact me either by telephone or email to arrange one, or if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF Therapy in London and am qualified to practice as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and am subject to their codes of ethics, complaints procedures and requirements for continuing professional development.
Besides my private practice I have also worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS and am currently a counsellor within the UK prison service.
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 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Aggressive, anti-social or violent behaviour -- including where these have led/could lead to involvement with the criminal justice system.
Also issues around cultural displacement and migration.
My fees are £70 a session, though I also have some places available to students and people on low incomes at a concessionary rate. All sessions are 50 minutes.