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When you choose counselling you are no longer alone with distressing feelings and issues. Through active listening and understanding I will be able gently to explore what may lie behind your issues – looking at unresolved difficulties from earlier significant relationships.
You and I will explore together what is happening for you in a safe space where you can talk freely about anything you want, secure in the knowledge that I will not judge you.
Whatever you choose to talk about in the consulting room stays in the consulting room. I offer completely confidentiality.
ARE YOU IN THE PERFORMING ARTS?
Do you suffer with nerves or stage fright? Perhaps you are one of the many performers for whom beta-blockers are a way of life?
I have had many years experience as a musician performing in many high-pressure situations and know very well the difficulties and negative feelings that can take over under this pressure.
I can help you to understand what lies behind these debilitating feelings and regain control.
Training, qualifications & experience
trained initially to work as a psychodynamic counsellor in counselling agencies. , I went on to complete my postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling as a private practitioner. I am an accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council. I work at the Enfield Counselling Service and have a private practice in central London, very close to Oxford Circus underground station.
I have had a varied and busy career alongside my counselling practice as a classical musician, and have a particular interest in helping people who suffer with performance anxiety, whether it’s in the context of the performing arts, or in a corporate setting having to public ally ..present papers in a high-pressure public setting. I am able to bring the insight I have gained into this issue over my many years experience as a performer myself.
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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
£120 per 50-minute session
fees can be negotiated according to individual circumstances