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About me

Therapy can help you to carry on when you feel that life is impossible.

Many of us feel low or vulnerable at some point in our lives, often when major changes impact us very deeply or when disturbing feelings and memories from our past - even from childhood - are suddenly reawakened in the here and now of our present.

Each of us has our own story to tell, and our  own particular reason for choosing therapy.  Perhaps  you are finding it hard to cope with the end of a relationship? Or feeling the pain of raw grief at losing a loved one? You may  have been living with painful feelings and thoughts for a long time, perhaps because of an unhappy relationship with parents or siblings - the effects of dysfunctional family relationships can build up over years, affecting your self-esteem and confidence.

Whatever is happening for you at the moment, I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk freely about the most difficult and intensely personal feelings or thoughts

You need to know that you can trust your therapist. I am an accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, and so will always abide by their ethical code of conduct. 

In our therapy sessions, you will be able to talk about whatever you want without fear of being judged, safe in the knowledge that anything you tell me will be treated with complete confidence. As your therapist, I will listen to your own unique story without prejudice or judgment so that I can help you to look at your feelings in a way that makes them feel more bearable.

ARE YOU IN THE PERFORMING ARTS?

Do you work in the performing arts? Are beta-blockers a way of life for you?

I have had many years experience performing as a musician under high pressure and know just how devastating it can be when anxiety  and negative feelings take over and sabotage your efforts.

I can help you work through this anxiety, making it possible for you to become the performer you know you can be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Trained initially to work as a psychodynamic counsellor in counselling agencies. , I went on to complete my postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy  as a private practitioner. I am an accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council. I work private practice in the Barnet and Enfield areas, as well as offering remote online and telephone sessions.

My considerable former experience as a performing musician means that I am well-placed  to be able to help and make a real difference to anyone suffering from performance anxiety, whether be in the context of the performing arts, or in a corporate setting,  giving  talks in a high-pressure public setting.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Performance anxiety

Fees

From £55.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The listed fee range is a guide - fees  can be negotiated according to individual circumstances.

When I work

Mondays and Thursdays

Hadley Therapy LLP, Highstone House, 165 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5SU

Nicon House, 45 Silver Street, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3EF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples