Although I am trained as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist I am an open minded, non-judgemental and curious practitioner - I believe the most valuable and healing aspect of therapy is helping you to find your true self through our therapeutic relationship.
I see individuals for both short and long term psychotherapy and I have a special interest in working with parents and babies and/or children. I worked on a mother and baby inpatient unit for some years where I became very passionate about helping to support mothers experiencing psychological breakdown to stay with their baby or to find their way back to their baby. Further, under our current circumstances many families will be left dealing with the challenges brought up by the coronavirus pandemic and I am offering parental consultations to help deal with and understand difficult dynamics within the family and/or couple.
All sessions will begin with an initial consultation in which we will discuss your reasons for seeking out therapy and think together about what sort of work will be best suited to your needs.
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic all psychotherapy sessions will take place online, either by zoom or skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a UKCP psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the renowned Arbours association, an organisation borne out of the 1960's anti-psychiatry revolution where the focus of treatment for mentally ill patients moved towards treating the person beneath the symptom.
I hold an MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at the Anna Freud Centre (in conjunction with UCL).
I spent some years working and training in a therapeutic community, a residential home for people experiencing severe mental health difficulties. I gained experience working with severe early trauma, psychosis and personality disorders. I also gained experience of working with mothers and their babies on an inpatient unit. I now work in private practice where I see people with a wide array of emotional and psychological difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
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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
My current fees vary between £50-£70 per hour, depending on your circumstances.