Hackney Downs Studios
17 Amhurst Terrace
I’m an experienced, fully-qualified and registered psychodynamic therapist and counsellor.
I have a quiet treatment room in Hackney, and can offer long or shorter term counselling and therapy.
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, despair or sadness that they can’t make sense of. Sometimes it's because life or their relationships are not working out in a way they can't seem to explain or understand, much less change. Perhaps it’s simply that they feel stuck in their life.
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.
Accredited register membership
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 £60-75 an hour depending on the time of day. I offer some daytime, low-cost therapy slots but these are all currently full.
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, or medium-term therapy. I also can work with those on a 12-Step Programme.
I always suggest an initial consultation. Then we can discuss what you might need and any questions you have, including fees. All contact and anything you discuss 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