I offer a place to talk that is quiet and safe in the heart of the City of London.
I have many years of experience working with adults in long term and short term psychotherapy. I have a long background in education and working with families where mental health is an issue. I have experience in an NHS setting, a GP surgery and a psychiatric hospital, where I worked with a wide range of people with diverse problems, including depression, anxiety, also specifically perinatal depression and anxiety, addictions, trauma, sexual and domestic abuse to name but a few. I have a particular interests and experience working with people in prison and their families/loved ones and also people who are neurodiverse, or who are in relationships - intimate or family - with someone who is neurodiverse (autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc).
Psychodynamic psychotherapy explores the past and the present to find a way of understanding yourself and your relationships. Talking together, a way can be found to change the part of or pattern in your life which is causing you sadness, anxiety or ill health.
It may be that your relationships, your career or your memories are having an impact on your life which feels too overwhelming to deal with alone, and that talking about it is difficult. You may be anxious or depressed and feel that there is nobody to turn to. You may be suffering with stress at work and/or at home and feel that there is nowhere safe and nobody non-judgemental to talk through the difficulties that feel unbearable.
We can meet, with no obligation, to discuss how things can change for you.
If you feel that we could work together, then we can arrange a weekly time for your therapy.
All enquiries will be in strictest confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for Psychotherapy in the UK. I am also a registered member of the UKCP ( United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and FPC ( Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling), and a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council.) I hold an MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Roehampton University.
I have some training in forensic psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic and training in working with couples at the Tavistock Clinic and Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked in the NHS in a GP practice, a London prison and at the Maudsley hospital in SE London in the perinatal psychotherapy service.
I now teach at WPF Therapy on the post graduate diploma.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal mental health.
Ex- offender issues.
Family - sibling, parent and parenting issues.
£60 for the initial consultation.
We can discuss future fees when we meet.
I normally charge £75 for once weekly appointments of 50 minutes in the early morning and evening.
A few lower cost appointments are available during the day.
I do waive fees for two weeks holiday and if you need to cancel an appointment and I cannot offer an alternative. Otherwise, I will charge for missed sessions.