Often people find that painful experiences and relationships in their past mean that things in the present can be complicated and sometimes hard to bear. They affect how we feel about ourselves, how we feel about the world and how we relate to other people we encounter. Working together we’ll explore what brought you to therapy now and think together about where the difficulties in your present might have come from. I will listen very carefully to you in order to appreciate what you are feeling so that we can begin to see how you might find a greater freedom in your life.
Therapy helps by creating a safe space to explore the past and understand better the present. I have over 25 years experience listening to people and supporting them with emotional difficulties. I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist which means that the relationship between us is very important.
When things are dark it can feel hopeless and impossible but talking with someone experienced and skilful can unlock the strength and tenacity that we all have within us. An initial session or two should be enough to know whether I am the right person for you to talk with and, after that, therapy can last a number of weeks, months or sometimes much longer.
Getting to me
My practice, located in Kingston, is easily accessible and only a short walk or bus ride from both Kingston and Surbiton stations. It is served by a number of local buses and metered parking is also available.
I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
Training, qualifications & experience
MA and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, both with Distinction
Previous degrees in English and Theology from De Montfort, Oxford and London Universities
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Adoption and being in the Care system
I work from 7am to 7pm Monday to Thursday