I believe that everyone can benefit from paying attention to their inner world with therapy, and that having therapy might be one of the kindest gifts you give yourself and those you love. There is immense value in taking the opportunity to explore your emotions and experiences openly and honestly with someone who is completely neutral. I can offer you a confidential space in which there will be no judgement or expectation on you. I will help you to pay attention to yourself and to the things you find hard to talk or even think about, and help you feel understood, seen and heard.
How I work
I use Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) to help alleviate distressing symptoms including depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, and relationship difficulties, allowing you to take charge of your life, be happier and have infinitely more intimate and satisfying relationships.
What is a session like with me?
Working together, we will help you to address anxiety and learned habits in order to bolster emotional processing and to free you from distressing symptoms and maladaptive patterns of relating. I take a very active role in our sessions, and as such, you will experience our focused and caring attention on you in our work together.
I offer short-term and open ended sessions.
Do call or email me with any questions you have. The decision to start therapy can be challenging and I would be delighted to provide you with any assurance and information you may want.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with clients on a one-to-one basis for several years, most recently with students at a London Conservatoire and in private practice.
I use an empirically proven model of therapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (for more information, please see www.istdp.org.uk)
I have a diploma in integrative psychotherapeutic counselling, a certificate in counselling children, and a law degree from Durham University.
I have worked as a solicitor for many years in the City, so I understand the challenges and demands of working in an intense and pressured environment.
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
I offer a free, brief, informal phone chat before our first session during which you can ask me any questions you may have.
Concessions offered for
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is an accelerated form of experiential psychotherapy which is practiced internationally, and which has a well-established and impressive evidence base. ISTDP aims to bring rapid resolution to a wide range of psychological issues including depression and anxiety, and self-defeating behavioural and relational patterns by using techniques that enable the processing of emotional blockages and the experience of core emotions. By reaching through to the unconscious mind, ISTDP helps you create permanent change, including freedom from detrimental habits and self-defeating patterns.