I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist offering individual weekly therapy.
I offer a safe and confidential space for those looking for both long and short-term therapy.
I work with clients with a variety of concerns and difficulties. This includes those experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, self-esteem and eating disorders; those struggling to cope with pressures of work, ill-health, relationships and study; those wanting to makes changes in their lives or those simply wanting to understand themselves better and make sense of their emotions and inner conflicts.
To start this process we would meet for an initial assessment session, lasting up to an hour and a half. Once we have agreed that we could work together, we will arrange a time and day and meet for 50 minutes each week. This will be an open-ended arrangement or for a specified time eg 3 to 6 months.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation) and am a member of the FPC, BACP and UKCP. The training at WPF is based on psychoanalytic theories.
In addition I have more than 20 years experience as a mental health professional in the NHS working with patients with a range of mental health conditions.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is based on the principles of psychoanalysis. This is the belief that early relationships and experiences have an influence on the development of personality and emotional development.
In practice this means working with the therapist to identify relationship patterns and thought processes. Often it is useful to explore early experiences and patterns within the family and to explore current difficulties with forming or maintaining relationships, managing work and study and other stressors or situations.
Psychotherapy can be useful in the treatment of anxiety, depression and other disorders such as eating disorders. Psychotherapy can bring about long term change both in depression and anxiety but also in the areas of self-esteem, understanding the self and in developing new patterns and in learning to cope with everyday stresses.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 to £80 per session, depending on circumstances. The initial assessment is a standard £60.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and Evenings
Types of client