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Reg. BACP

About me

Psychotherapy will be different for each of us. My priority is to create a space for you to speak about your thoughts and feelings free from judgement. Through the careful discussion of your experiences, we can make better sense of the challenges you face. This process is not always easy but can lead to greater self-understanding and future wellbeing.

My practice is informed by psychoanalytic and existential approaches. This means focusing on the here-and-now, the things we think about ourselves, the past, the future - but also our unconscious motives, bringing to light what has been kept in the dark.

I offer open-ended therapy and am happy to meet weekly, or twice weekly depending on what works for you.

If you are interested in beginning psychotherapy please do get in touch, we can arrange an initial meeting and after that decide if you wish to continue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the taught 4-year course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Guild of Psychotherapists and am working towards full membership of the Guild and UKCP accreditation. I am also a BACP individual member.

Besides my work in private practice, I am an honorary therapist with the Guild of Psychotherapists' low fee clinic offering affordable therapy to members of the local community.  I am also a volunteer therapist with the Psychosis Therapy Project.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

From £30.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge a variable fee which will depend on your individual circumstances, this will be between £30 and £70

The Guild Of Psychotherapists, 47 Nelson Square, London, SE1 0QA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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