Psychotherapy at this private office in central Cambridge is a gentle, accepting and gradual unfolding, but there is complete focus on helping the patient articulate themselves. The psychoanalytical psychotherapy I practice is based on an understanding that things can be lived with better when held, named and thought about, making it an effective and long-established treatment for a wide-range of psychological distress. That distress, usually with a pretty clear specific need at its centre, is something new patients feel very strongly they need to manage, but it is also an opportunity.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist in general practice. Please see www.bpc.org.uk/information-support/ for more information on what this means. I see patients a minimum of once a week. I do more open-ended work than time-limited counselling. And although online was wonderful during the pandemic allowing work to continue - which is how I use it now - working in the room is better.
To support what I do, I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, have eight years clinical experience, and have been through one of the most rigorous psychodynamic psychotherapy trainings in the world. This, along with a training analysis as a patient myself over several years, provides a depth of experience that is rare among those not formally accredited as psychoanalysts and Jungian analysts. A list of these can be found, by postcode, on the BPC website.
You are invited to make contact to organise a brief telephone conversation to help decide if it is right to go ahead with an initial consultation.
At initial consultation sessions, we discuss your situation and you get a sense of what it means to be in treatment here. They are £65 each. At the end of a period of assessment, we may decide on short-term counselling for an issue that can be tightly focussed, open-ended psychotherapy to ease deep-seated difficulties, or referral to a colleague or specialist service.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (St Andrews), Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/Roehampton), Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF), Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).
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 (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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
When I work
Weekdays, including early mornings.