I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working in private practice.
I provide a confidential and safe environment where we can think together about your problems or difficulties. This can be on a short-term focused basis of 10 sessions or over an open-ended long term periods.
If you are looking for perinatal therapy I am able to see you and your baby up to the age of one year.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with WPF one of the UK's leading psychodynamic and psychoanalytical training bodies. It has maintained its reputation for clinical and academic expertise for over forty years.
My professional registration bodies are the FPC and BPC. I adhere to their ethical framework and professional code of conduct and work within their ethical framework. I am fully insured.
I have worked within the NHS in a variety of settings doing both long-term and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for many years.
I have extensive experience in working with people with a severe enduring mental illness and have experience of working with people who have experienced trauma whether from single trauma or long-term abuse.
I also work with individuals who wish to explore things that are troubling them or holding them back by thinking with them in a safe environment.
My work focuses on difficult patterns in relationships both personal and professional.
I am particularly interested in working with individuals women and men who have experienced difficulties in relation to conception, pregnancy, loss, adoption or barriers to attachment.
I offer both short-term and open ended therapy. Additionally I offer consultation for individuals and professionals in relation to perinatal mental health and planning in the pre-conception period and in the perinatal period.
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 Psychoanalytic Council
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal psychotherapy and pre-conception psychotherapy.
Tocophobia- anxiety in relation to pregnancy and childbirth.
My initial consultation fee is £65.00
Fees for ongoing work range starts at £40 per session for people on low income or students.
I will work with you to try and establish links between past experiences and current problems or difficulties with the aim of identifying and working together to address unhelpful or negative patterns of thinking and behaviour.
In the safe and confidential space I will support you to gain a greater understanding of yourself and through this facilitate hope and change.