I am an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and clinical lecturer.
I have formerly worked as Head of Clinical Services at Tavistock Relationships (http://www.tavistockrelationships.org/) and I continue to teach and supervise there.
In my private practice in South East London, I see couples and individuals, offering a predominantly psychodynamic approach. This is a non-directive, exploratory way of working and addresses deep-seated, complex, troubling issues and supports patients in creating a more fulfilling life. This analytic approach examines how past experiences might shape and influence our thinking in regard to both our present relationships and in our relationship with ourselves.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy works towards understanding how and why the past might be kept alive in the present. Developing this understanding can then lead to an increased sense of freedom in current life choices. Psychotherapy also contributes towards a greater understanding of patterns of behaviour, which can feel frustrating, stuck or repetitive, enabling a move towards increased autonomy and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, where I have worked as Head of Clinical Services and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
As a faculty staff member at TCCR I contributed to all aspects of the clinical, teaching and research activities. I lead TCCR's innovative Adopting Together Service, which offered couple therapy support to parents who have adopted.
As a member of the Parenting Together Team, I worked as Senior Research Psychotherapist on TCCR’s Parents in Conflict randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of the mentalization-based therapy for parental conflict – Parenting Together.
I am also involved in delivering, teaching and supervising TCCR's Parents as Partners project, which is an evaluated group work programme for parents who are struggling with conflict and stress in their parenting and relationships.
I have a special interest in working with separated parents who are struggling to resolve their conflict and establish a collaborative co-parenting relationship to support their children.
I have co-authored TCCR’s practical guide, which offers support to separated parents. You can read this by clicking on the link below:
I am bound by the professional code of conduct and ethics set out by the British Psychoanalytic Council (http://www.bpc.org.uk/find-a-therapist)
I am also a founder member of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are currently £70 per 50-minute session.
My fees are currently £ 90-110 pounds per 60-minute session.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic I offer online therapy over Zoom and also telephone-based therapy.