About me

I am a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist practising in central Nottingham and London.

I offer both short and long-term therapy and I use an up-to-date and flexible approach that values individual differences and appreciates the unique circumstances behind each person's distress and difficulties.

My way of working is suited for those who are looking for help to find their bearings while going through a time of crisis and/or for those who wish to examine their life more fully to address issues that have affected them over time.

In my practice I often see people who have decided to talk to someone because something that matters to them - a relationship, work, love, sexuality, their body or their identity - has become unmanageable or difficult to understand. I also see people who suffer from anxiety, depression and trauma, compulsive thoughts or actions, addictions and eating disorders.

The psychoanalytic approach to therapy is to take these problems not only as a cause of suffering but also as a source of a vital knowledge about ourselves. Psychoanalytic sessions are designed to provide a place where it is possible to learn to retrieve this vital knowledge from what makes us suffer, so that new solutions can be found and new ways of experiencing satisfaction in life, work and relationships can be opened up.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

I trained in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Lacanian orientation at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) in London.

I have a PhD in Psychoanalysis (Nottingham University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University).

I am a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR), a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA), and a member of the College of Psychoanalysts UK (CP-UK).

Experience:

I have over a decade of clinical experience in the UK working with a range of psychiatric, psychological and emotional issues both in private practice and in community mental health services.

Alongside my private practice, from 2010 to 2017 I also worked as as an individual and group therapist for apas, a Nottingham based service for people with different types of substance and behavioural addiction.

Between 2013 and 2017 I was service manager for the GamCare counselling service in the East Midlands area and placement coordinator and supervisor for students on psychotherapy placements from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and the University of Nottingham.

I am currently a clinical supervisor at the Psychosis Therapy Project (PTP), a London based therapy service for people experiencing psychosis provided by Islington Mind (www.islingtonmind.org.uk).

I also teach regularly in the public seminar programme of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (www.cfar.org.uk) and I have run and organised training workshops and seminars for different clinical services in London, including the Highbury Counselling Centre, Brixton Mind, and Lambeth and Southwark Mind.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Addiction Professionals

Addiction Professionals

Addiction Professionals is a voluntary registration body and network for the addictions sector. We have a growing and diverse membership of practitioners working in the addictions sector, including behavioural addictions.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Additional information

The fee for the initial consultation is £50. 

The fee for ongoing sessions is set during the initial consultation and may range between £40 and £60 for one weekly session to reflect individual means.

Lower fees are possible with a commitment to twice weekly or more sessions.

Availability

I am available in Nottingham on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

I work in London on Wednesday mornings only.

53 Stoney Street
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1QX

4 Marty's Yard
17 Hampstead High Street
London
NW3 1QW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom