About me

I have been working full-time as a psychotherapist since 2002 and have over 10,000 + clinical hours of experience. I offer not only a huge depth of experience as a therapist in both the NHS and private practice but, as I have an unusual dual accreditation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, I am uniquely placed to offer a flexible and powerful approach to psychotherapy. I now also incorporate EMDR and Schema Therapy into my work.

I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy based on my training in a number of different models. This approach is underpinned by a psychoanalytic understanding of human development, motivation and behaviour. Although research has overwhelmingly proven that past attachments styles shape our identity, the type of therapy I offer concentrates on what is happening for the client now in their lives and/or how they react in the therapy itself, with a view to altering, mostly in small subtle ways, aspects of who they are. Some of the issues I currently work with include:

• emotional numbness & feelings of emptiness
• lack of a secure identity & search for meaning in life
• trauma (including physical and sexual abuse)
• OCD and obsessional thinking
• relationship difficulties
• grief
• anger
• anxiety
• depression

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD from the University of Manchester (Research area: OCD)
MSc In Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from Metanoia/University of Middlesex
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist
Certified Transactional Analyst
Dual accreditation as UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
10,000+ clinical hours experience
15 years’ experience working as a therapist
8 years working in the NHS as a Senior Psychotherapist in the community mental health team (CMHT)
EMDR Practitioner
Trained in Transference-Focus Psychotherapy
Training in Schema-Focussed Psychotherapy
Experienced Group Therapist
Experienced Supervisor and Trainer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

£70 per session. This is a guide price. I may charge more or less depending on your income. It is more important to establish if we can work together and the research in this area demonstrates that client/patient fit is one of the key ingredients in a successful therapy.


Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Beech Nook Therapies
Behind 155 Beach Road
M21 9EQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
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