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BA, MSc, BPC, BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London E9 & N6
Available for new clients

Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Joshua. I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who has worked for many years with people experiencing a wide range of life issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties and loss and bereavement.

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Do you 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.

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. Please call me on 07905 409 517 or send an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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.

Location

My practice in Hackney is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Homerton and Hackney Central overground stations, and served by a wide range of bus routes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist. Accredited member of the BACP. I also hold full registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BA Counselling
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £70.00 to £95.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

Initial Consultations

Highgate

Individuals - £85 

Couples - £105 

Homerton

Individuals - £75 

Couples - £95

Ongoing Sessions

Highgate 

Individuals - £80 - £95 

Couples - £90 - £105

Homerton

Individuals - £70 - £85 

Couples - £105 - £120

Session Frequency

Sessions are 50 minutes in length, and are usually attended once per week. Sometimes more or less frequent sessions may be appropriate. This is something we can discuss together. 

When I work

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Further information

Areas Of Expertise

Creativity

I have a specialist interest working with artists, musicians and people from creative backgrounds.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is particularly helpful when working with people who feel blocked creatively or somehow stuck, demotivated or losing interest in their creative process or work.

I will work with you to explore possible conflicts, either past or present, which might be impacting on your creative work.

I have over 20 years experience as a songwriter, 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.

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.

Published articles

West Hill House, 6 Swain's Lane, London, N6 6QS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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