The only way to ensure long term gains, to my mind, is to get to the heart of the matter. That's my aim, whether you are looking to address some specific issue or have a more general need to understand yourself better. I work in depth, drawing on attachment theory as well as psychoanalysis.
You can find out more on my website (link above). Meanwhile, if you get in touch, I aim to respond within one working day. Starting psychotherapy can feel strange and I try to make it as comfortable as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (through the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis) and ascribe to its Code of Ethics. I’m a member of the Bowlby Centre, where I teach psychotherapy students and have served as Chair of the Board. I'm also involved with the Relational School and the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have some limited availability.
I recommend taking your time to start psychotherapy, and offer a package of £170 for two introductory meetings.
Consultations are 50 minutes long and everything is confidential.