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BA (Hons), MSc, PgDip, MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am a professional and experienced psychotherapist and specialising in relationship  and psychosexual issues. I trained at Tavistock Relationships and work with both couples and individuals. The therapy I practice provides a safe and confidential space to think about difficult issues and to resolve them through exploration, insight and discussion.

Many of us experience difficulties in our relationships at some point during our lives and may need support in changing a distressing or disappointing situation. Relationship therapy offers a space in which to discuss your relationship, in ways that may not be available in other areas of your life. It involves sensitively discussing the issues you bring to therapy, whilst at the same time exploring what lies behind them and what might be making it difficult to move beyond them. Psychosexual work involves addressing sexual issues for yourself and/or your relationship with a combination of a psychodynamic approach and the use of specific exercises.

I am currently working as a Specialist Clinical Practitioner in London Borough of Hackney's in-house CAMHS team in the Children and Young People's Service and have experience working recently as a psychosexual therapist in the NHS Psychosexual Clinic at Homerton Hospital and at Tavistock Relationships.

I have extensive experience of working with couples and separated parents in conflict, particularly over their children. I have undertaken specialist training in Mentalization-Based Therapy which is a fixed-term therapeutic process which can help couples manage an conflictual situation.  As a Clinical Lecturer and Couple Therapist at Tavistock Relationships I was part of DofE funded Adopting Together project and the Parents as Partners team; having worked previously in their their Mentalization-Based Therapy for Couples in Conflict Service, the Divorce and Separation Consultation Service, the DWP-funded project for Parents in Dispute, the Couples 50+ project and more recently have been part of the Family Ties multi-family group and online support for separated parents with the Anna Freud Centre and Hackney CAMHS as well as working in the Family Trauma Team at the Anna Freud Centre itself. 

We meet for an initial session to discuss your situation and your hopes and expectations of therapy. If we decide that working together would be helpful, we will agree a regular time, when we will meet for 50 minutes every week.

In the initial session we can also discuss how the process of relationship therapy works, including the differences between fixed-term and open-ended working, and we will agree how to approach particular situations that may arise, such as only one partner being able to attend.

At all times, relationship therapy is ‘relationship-focussed.’ All issues and difficulties, collective and individual, are discussed and explored in the context of your relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist at Tavistock Relationships and I also hold a MSc in The Psychodynamics of Human Development from the British Association of Psychotherapists and Birkbeck University. I am also a trained Systemic Practitioner.

I have experience of working with both couples and individuals on both a long and short term basis and, alongside my private practice, continue to work as a Specialist Clinical Practitioner in Hackney Children's Services in-house Clinical Service.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and am bound by their codes of ethics.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Fees are available on request

When I work

Monday to Saturday

19 Nassau Street, London, W1W 7AF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults