I appreciate it can be difficult to express your thoughts and feelings to another person and I offer a safe, reflective and confidential space with this in mind, with respect for all of your experiences.
Your therapy will be an opportunity for you to engage in a very different kind of conversation, collaboratively thinking about what you bring to each session to shed light on the roots of what you are struggling with. Somewhere you can simply be and come to know more about yourself, without a list of goals and objectives.
We can think about whatever is on your mind and explore the challenges you are facing in a way that enables a deeper reflection and clearer understanding of your thoughts and feelings, opening up new possibilities and perspectives.
My approach is psychodynamic, which recognises that many of the issues that trouble you in the present can have roots in the past, and there are very often aspects of yourself that are difficult to make sense of.
Sometimes, if past difficulties are left unresolved or outside of awareness, they can cause issues in the present. You may find yourself in unsatisfying relationships, struggling with persistent distress or repeating familiar patterns, even though you wish for something different.
Psychodynamic therapy offers a safe, confidential space to understand personal struggles in this way, so that unresolved past experiences interfere less with your ability to lead a fulfilling life in the here and now.
I believe that by considering starting therapy, you have made an important reflection that professional support could be helpful for you. It can be daunting to reach out but it is a positive next step to feeling better. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you to discover what that means for you.
Once you have contacted me, I will be in touch as soon as I can. We would first arrange to meet for an initial consultation. This will give you a chance to get a sense of my way of working and to discuss whether working together is a good next step. At its best, therapy is a collaborative process and so it is important to come for an initial consultation to help decide whether I am the right therapist for you before we begin to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook a rigorous five-year psychotherapy training at one of the UK’s leading academic and clinical institutions, WPF Therapy, where I offered short-term and long-term therapy for three years. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma and clinical qualification in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from the University of Roehampton and WPF Therapy, as well as a Certificate in Counselling from WPF Therapy. I also have experience collaborating on courses about mental health and working in various therapeutic support roles within charities.
I am registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) membership organisations, which means that I meet the training requirements to practice as a qualified psychotherapist and I follow their ethical codes and professional standards including confidentiality, professional indemnity insurance, regular clinical supervision and on-going professional development.
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
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am based in a quiet location in Southwark, London.
The nearest transport links are:
- Waterloo station (0.7km/ 9 min)
- Lambeth North station (300m/4 min)
- Elephant & Castle station (0.7km/ 10 min)
- Southwark station (0.8km/ 10 min)
I also offer some online-only session slots for UK-based individuals. Please get in touch for current availability.