When you are feeling anxious or sad, frustrated or stuck, it helps to talk. For various reasons it's not always easy to talk to those closest to us. This is when it can be really valuable to talk to someone outside of your family and friends, an attentive listener in a confidential setting.
Sessions are an opportunity to examine your life and relationships, past and present, thinking about what shaped you, what is going on and what you want. A psychoanalytic approach takes into account unconscious influences, which can limit us and cause suffering in ways we are unaware of. The aim is to facilitate change, through finding out more about yourself and drawing upon your own resources. My role is to help you to do this, rather than to give advice.
I am working remotely at present, either by video link or telephone. I am normally based in quiet rooms between Waterloo and London Bridge. I work with adults on a one to one basis and sessions are 50 minutes, at the same time each week or sometimes more frequently.
Please do get in touch if you are considering psychotherapy and would like to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, following an intensive 4 year clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Before that I studied integrative counselling at Roehampton University (2010) and integrative and intercultural counselling at Lambeth College (2005).
I have worked in counselling and psychotherapy since 2004 and have experience in general, multi-ethnic, bereavement and student counselling. In addition to private practice, I work in a university student psychological service.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee for a consultation is £60. A standard fee per session is £60 with concessions sometimes available.