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I am a qualified Psychodynamic Therapist , I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College (University of London) and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I have broad professional knowledge and experience in both physical and mental health conditions. I am a registered nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Council and worked for many years at NHS teaching hospitals, my final nursing post was Sister in Charge of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Kings College Hospital, before I am also a qualified Nurse Tutor, and my teaching career included teaching student nurses at Kings College Hospital School of Nursing and later as a Senior University Lecturer at Kingston University and St. Georges Medical School
.I qualified as a psychodynamic Psychotherapist in 2009, since qualification my clinical experience has included working at NHS Psychotherapy Departments, at East London NHS TRUST and South London and Maudsley ( SLAM), as well as the Students Counselling Services at Kings College University London
I offer my clients a therapeutic space to explore any issues that are troubling them and want to work on in therapy; together we will explore the origins of present difficulties and patterns of behaviour, and dynamics in relationships that might be repetitive , occurring time and again. I work with my clients to bring to awareness of the blind spots , and try to find together an alternative view of oneself and others.
The initial session will be a consultation to give the client an opportunity to talk confidentially about the issues they want to address in therapy, as well decide if this is the right therapy to proceed.
I work ethically and non judgementally , abiding by the (BACP) code of conduct.
I am a fully insured practitioner. I attend weekly supervision clinical supervision with a senior psychoanalyst.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birkbeck College (University of London.(2009).
MA ( Master of Arts: Culture Communication and Society ( Subject: Sociology o Health and Illness) Goldsmith College University of London ( 1994)
Counselling Young People (D7)a: Tavistock and Portman ,Young People Counselling Services. (2010).
Mentalisation based therapy training: Anna Freud Centre (September 2013)
Mindfulness training (2013)WPF
Certificate in Clinical Assessment (2016)WPF
Institute of Psychoanalysis Lectures (Attendance: September 2016 -March 2017 )
Transference Focused Psychotherapy Workshop (June 2017)South London and Maudsley)
Institute of Psychoanalysis Lectures (Attendance : September 2019 until March
Institute of Psychoanalysis ( Attendance of online weekly sessions May 2020 -July 2020).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer short and long term therapy depending on the requirements of the client. I also offer telephone counselling to clients.
Initial Consultation Session by telephone ( 50 minutes): Free of Charge
Individual Therapy session : Face to Face: (50 minutes) £65
Online Zoom session during lockdown: (50 minutes): £60
Telephone sessions (50minutes) : £ 48
Concessional rate can be agreed at initial co0nsulatation session.
When I work
I work on weekdays from Monday to Friday .
I have experience in working with the following issues:
- Abuse (Emotional, physical and/or sexual)
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Loss and grief
- Separation issues
- Experience of Bullying
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Identity Issues
- Psychosexual difficulties
- Relationship issues
- Personality Disorder
- Post Traumatic disorder
- family issues
- Marital difficulties
- Self-esteem and low confidence
- Social isolation
- Work-related issues including redundancy.
- Chronic ill health