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BA, MSc

About me

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 -

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • 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

Locations

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

My practice in Victoria is centrally located, and is a 3 minute walk from Victoria Station in the heart of Belgravia.

Training, qualifications & experience

I an  a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am an accredited member of the BACP & hold full registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BA Counselling
  • Foundation Degree 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

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals

​Online & in Clapton - £75

Belgravia - £85

Couples

£90

Session Frequency

Sessions 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

I have a variety of daytime and evening availability between Monday and Friday.

Further information

Creativity

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.

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12A Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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