Hackney Downs Studios
17 Amhurst Terrace
I’m an experienced and fully qualified psychodynamic therapist and counsellor.
People come to see me for a wide range of issues - depression and anxiety, addictive or compulsive behaviour, trauma or loss. Sometimes people want help because they have a feeling of hopelessness or despair that they can’t make sense of or because life or their relationships are not working out in a way they cannot quantify and they can’t seem to change. Sometimes it’s simply that they feel stuck.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation), one of the foremost training centres in the UK. I’m registered with the BPC and FPC and abide by their code of practice. My work is in private practice and I am also a therapist at Mind, the mental health charity, where I see a very wide variety of clients. I welcome those of different ages and cultural and social backgrounds.
My main approach is psychodynamic. So in a session we talk about where your problems might originate and how this impacts on your life and relationships now. We do this at a pace you feel comfortable with. I don’t make judgements or tell clients what to do but aim to help them work out why they might be feeling the way they do and find more helpful patterns of behaviour or ways of thinking. Everything we discuss is confidential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Fees are £55-75 an hour depending on the time of day. I offer some low cost therapy slots.
How it works
Therapy is once-weekly and each session lasts 50 minutes. Everyone is different and it’s hard to know at the beginning how long you might need. I can offer shorter-term therapy. I also can work with those on any 12 Step Programme.
I offer an initial consultation. We can discuss what you might need and any questions you have, including fees. Any contact you make is confidential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have spaces for clients including limited early evening slots.
Types of client