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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, BPC accredited, PhD

About me

An experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, registrar of the British Psychoanalytic Council, I work with people from all backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, loss, or trauma, or troubled with the past, or wanting to understand in greater depth about themselves.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is exploratory and non-judgemental, based on clinical evidence that symptoms originate from deeper psychological pain. It differs from other forms of psychotherapy or counselling in its emphasis on unconscious experience. Exploring the roots of the problems in the therapeutic relationship can help relieving the symptoms, feeling more 'present' and having a deeper and meaningful relationship to oneself and to others. In the process, one can increase the capacity to tolerate difficult feelings and experiences in life, and can also discover strengths and abilities that were once un-known. 

If you are interested in exploring the possibility to start a therapy, you are welcome to contact me for an initial consultation. If you and I decide to start, then we will discuss the frame of therapy, including the frequency of sessions, fees, and policy around breaks. 

My consulting room is located in a quiet area one mile and a half outside the busy centre of Durham, with easy access by car and bus. 

If you would like to read about Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, you can have a look at the British Psychoanalytic Council website at:  https://www.bpc.org.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in private practice and in the NHS. I am part time lecturer at the University of Exeter in the clinical doctorates in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I also offer brief psychotherapy to medical doctors via Practitioner Health. 

I trained with the North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, a member organisation of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is one of the most rigorous trainings in psychotherapy, equivalent to doctoral level. It lasts between four to eight years and involves supervised clinical intensive work, weekly seminars, and undergoing a personal analysis (4-5 sessions weekly) for the duration of the training. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


Additional information

Occasionally low fees are available, particularly if interested in, or needing, intensive work (more weekly sessions). 

You can read about intensive psychotherapy or analysis in the website of the British Psychoanalytic Council: https://www.bpc.org.uk/information-support/

Sessions are 50minutes long.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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