"Everything has been figured out, except how to live." Jean-Paul Sartre
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a counsellor and I have been working as such for more than 10 years with all sorts of concerns people bring. It is beneficial for many of us to have space in which we can speak and be heard. Working in therapy will bring clarity in who you are in your work and relationships.
What is psychoanalysis?
There is only one rule and that is to speak whatever crosses one's mind without censorship. It is also the most difficult thing to achieve. It is not only that the freedom of speech is encouraged but it is essential to the work. Sometimes we do not even know what we think before we start speaking; more often we do not know why we do things we do and why we behave in the way we do. The aim is to discover and learn something about ourselves and then we can make a choice.
If you feel unwell and you cannot figure out why, if you find yourself questioning your relationships, if there is a repetition in your work and love life you are not happy with, there is only one remedy for it and that is to speak about yourself in the presence of another person.
The initial consultation is free of charge. It will give us an opportunity to assess if we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP (Accred)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- CPF (Croydon Pastoral Foundation)
- CACS (Croydon Alcohol Counselling Service)
- Private practice
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
The initial consultation is free. Fees £40-£60. Reduced fees if coming twice or three times a week.
Availability Mon/Fri evening, Wed/Thurs morning. This is just a guideline; other times may be available due to changes in my practice.