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Psychotherapist and Relationship Counsellor UKCP Registered

About me

I realize the thought of meeting with a therapist can be daunting, but it provides the opportunity to make sense of your individual circumstances, leaving you better equipped to cope with the future. During the sessions, ideas, thoughts and feelings can be aired in a non-judgemental and confidential setting. 

There can be times in our lives when we experience distressing events or feelings which seem overwhelming. This can be due to a particular circumstance such as difficulties in our current relationships, work-related stress, illness, bereavement, or dealing with painful memories from our childhood. Sometimes we have no idea what is making us feel the way we do. All we know is that life has become distressing or even intolerable. At these times, talking therapy may be a helpful option. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist for over 25 years in a variety of settings, including as the staff counsellor at St Mary's Hospital and the Counselling Service Manager for MIND in Barnet. I am experienced in providing short term focused counselling or longer-term psychoanalytic therapy. I am qualified to see couples, having trained with Relate as a relationship counsellor.

Currently, alongside seeing individuals and couples, I work as a clinical supervisor at Highgate Counselling Service. I am a tutor at Birkbeck College, University of London, on the Adult MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling.

UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist: Member The Guild of Psychotherapists (2007)

MSc. Psychodynamic Counselling, Birkbeck London University (1997)

MA Organizational Consultancy, Tavistock Clinic and UEL (2007)

Group Work Practitioner Status, Institute of Group Analysis (2018)

Diploma in Group Work Practice (2017)

Relate Level 5 Training: Relationship Counsellor (2016)

Diploma in Supervision, Institute of Group Analysis, London (2014)

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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Fees

Additional information

Individuals £50 to £65 depending on time of day

Couples £65 to £85 depending on time of day

Occasionally I have a concessionary day time slot available

Further information

My consulting room is a 15 minute walk from Finchley Central Underground station.  There are no parking restrictions.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

There are 5 steps to the front door