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About me

In light of the Coronavirus crisis, I am currently offering online support for people who are experiencing general anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, worry, depressive thoughts/feelings, anger issues, stress or any other distressing feeling.

These times are unusual and unsettling as we are also having to spend much more time with our family than we used to. Therefore, we might find ourselves in a difficult position having to navigate the relationship with our partner and children, while trying to manage the uncertainty in our lives.

I would like to offer you online support and when appropriate an online psychotherapy. You can send me an enquiry via email and we will agree a time to speak on the phone to discuss what will be helpful to you.

I work with Individuals and Couples.

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I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist and a Neuroscientist and Neuropsychoanalyst, working at the NHS in Specialist Adult Psychotherapy Services (Secondary Care). I am a member of BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council), INS (International Neuropsychanalysis Society) and BPS (British Psychological Society).I work on a time-limited or open-ended basis.

I work on a time-limited or open-ended basis and have been seeing people from once a week or more depending on what is helpful to my patients. I work with couples and individuals. We would have an initial meeting to explore what brings you to therapy and decide whether psychodynamic therapy is right for you. We would meet on a regular weekly basis for a session of 50 minutes.

We all might experience difficult times in life; feeling complicated feelings and struggling to understand what is going on for you and why is a normal occurrence. Using my knowledge and extensive experience as a psychotherapist, psychologist and neuropsychologist I offer a secure, confidential and non-judgmental space to unable the delicate journey of exploring the psyche.

In a psychodynamic psychotherapy, we will look together at how your past experiences continue to shape your present experiences and the choices you make. It could be that you have realised that you seem to repeat patterns in your life including your relationship. You might have understood that some painful or complicated experiences of life left you unsettled in many levels. Or you might feel that you need a safe space to think through, question and reflect on your past experiences, explore your present life and think about your future. In the process of therapy, a greater understanding of your internal world will enable you to gain insight into the way you are operating and to understand yourself better. The therapeutic process will enable you to transform your life and your relationships and find our strengths.

Usually, people seek therapy following some sort of an emotional crisis, a breakdown or a break-up in relationship, loss and bereavement, even following positive experiences like becoming a parent. However, approaching therapy could also be a good way towards achieving your personal development and empowerment in your life on many levels.

As a Psychologist and Neuroscientist, I understand the neurobiological underpinnings of how we act, think, and feel. This informs my practice on many levels and provides me with a better understanding of the way we operate and of the way the process of transformation happening in the mind and in the brain.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from one of the well-established and known training bodies in London. I also hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (Neuropsychology) and have extensive experience in Research into PsychoNeuroscience (Brain functioning) and NeuroPsychoanalysis.

I am a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), BPS (British Psychological Society), INS (International Neuropsychanalysis Society) and BACP.

I have experience working with a wide range of emotional difficulties and issues (see below). I am practising at the NHS, Secondary Care, where I see patients from all walks of life with various mental health difficulties and severity. I work with individuals and couples.

I start working privately so to allow the appropriate space for people who want to come to therapy, but found it difficult, for whatever reasons, to do in the existing framework provision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple Psychodynamic psychotherapy

anxiety

mood swings

depression and depressive feelings

fear

worry

traumatic repeated experiences

trauma

feeling confused and/or lost

anger related issues

relationship difficulties

difficulties in marriage

difficulties with children

difficulties in work

When I work

My clinic located near Addenbrooke's Hospital

Further information

I abide by the BPC and BACP Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and engage in regular CPD and supervision to ensure that I provide the best standard therapy for my clients.

My clinic located near Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Near Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Additional languages

Russian, Hebrew.