I offer a place to talk that is quiet and safe in the heart of the City of London.
I have several years experience of 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 where I work with a wide range of people with diverse problems, including bereavement, ante and post-natal depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma from abuse.
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 was professionally 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 done 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 currently work at the Maudsley hospital in SE London in the perinatal psychotherapy service.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 £70 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, 12pm - 9pm; Wednesdays, 8am - 9pm; Friday am.
Types of client