- Due to COVID-19 I am now working online via Zoom or Skype until further notice
- I will be offering some additional lower cost sessions for those most financially impacted during this crisis
You may find yourself feeling disconnected, or as though the life you are living is not your own. Perhaps you feel dissatisfied or unhappy, in a crisis or seeking resolution for a particular difficulty.
I am an experienced and BACP Accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist. I will listen to you carefully and thoughtfully, and provide an empathic space where you can freely unravel, explore and understand your feelings, thoughts and experiences.
How I Work
My approach is psychodynamic: the psychodynamic model holds the view that our current difficulties and struggles can have origins in earlier times of our lives, particularly during childhood, and that the mind conceals or retains experiences, feelings or memories which may be too painful or difficult for the conscious mind to process.
I will work with you to not only explore your conscious thoughts, feelings and experiences, but also those you may not be fully aware of, but which may be having an impact on your adult life. These could be unhelpful or repetitive patterns of thought or behaviour, or beliefs or ideas you may hold about yourself.
I offer you the chance to gain valuable self-expression and reflection on your life, to more fully understand yourself, past experiences and relationships, ultimately allowing you to live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of life issues, such as -
- Relational & family difficulties
- Loss & bereavement
Getting Started With Psychotherapy
Beginning the process of psychotherapy can be daunting and confusing. I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation where you can explain a little about your reasons for seeking psychotherapy and what you might hope to gain, and I can answer questions you may have about the process
I aim to respond to any enquiries within 12 hours
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, and accredited member of the BACP.
- MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BA Counselling
- Foundation Degree Counselling
- Certificate Counselling Skills
- Student Counsellor - Guildhall School of Music & Drama - 2018 - 2020
- Bereavement Counsellor - CARIS Islington - 2012 - 2015
- Psychotherapist - Highgate Counselling Centre - 2013 - 2014
- Psychotherapist - Highbury Counselling Centre - 2013 - 2014
I have a background as a musician for the last 20 years. I also have many years experience working with children, young people and mature students as a Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Worker and as a Special Needs Learning Assistant.
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.
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
Individuals - £70
Couples - £85
Some reduced fee rates are available for students and those on low incomes. Please ask for more information.
Sessions are usually attended once per week. Sometimes more or less frequent sessions may be appropriate. This is something we can discuss together.
Concessions offered for
I have a particular interest working with musicians and those in creative fields who may be experiencing difficulties related to their creativity.
I have 20 years experience as a song writer, musician, music producer and poet. I understand first hand the importance of creativity, and the wide ranging influence it has on many aspects of life, and the difficulties and challenges inherent in working within creative fields.
I am able to assist you in exploring your creativity in a meaningful way, and can provide a space where you can explore creative processes and help you get past any blocks you may be experiencing.
Loss & Bereavement
I have significant experience working with people who have experienced loss and bereavement. I understand how deeply impactful these experiences can be, and how they bring forth powerful, difficult and sometimes overwhelming feelings. I can assist you in better understanding loss, and work through your feelings.
I understand that loss does not only relate to death, and that we can struggle at different points in life to manage with other losses, such as loss of relationship or loss of job or status. I can work with you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences.