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About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with many years of experience.
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where I hope you can
feel free to explore your problems and your feelings.

I believe that therapy is about change, but change cannot
happen without first the thinking and the understanding.

Having therapy is a journey of exploration, sometimes painful, sometimes difficult,
but also enriching and helpful in managing yourself, your feelings and your future

None of us live in a vacuum and we are the product of our experiences in
life, some of which may have impacted us negatively as well as positively. By
understanding how our experiences have impacted us we can begin to move
forward and make changes for ourselves.

My interest and expertise are in the following areas - anxiety, stress, depression, low self -esteem, lack of confidence, trauma, addiction, eating disorders and relationship problems.

Once you have contacted me I will invite you to come for an initial consultation where you can tell me why you are looking for help and we can then think together about the most helpful way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Westminster Pastoral Foundation 1995 -1999

Post Qualification in Supervision,  Westminster Pastoral Foundation 2021


I have worked in private practice since 1999 and in addition I worked for seven years as an addiction counsellor in a women's residential rehabilitation for drug, alcohol and eating disorders. I have also worked for Parent-Line (telephone support) and for Divorce Support Group ( group facilitator).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.


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 Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


fees can be negotiated depending on circumstance



fees can be negotiated depending on circumstance

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime and Evenings Contact me for more information.

Further information

I offer help to individual adults (18+) and couples in a caring, professional and confidential setting.

I prefer to work face to face but I can offer both on-line and telephone counselling.

I work both long-term and time limited (12-16 sessions) depending
on the nature of the help needed.

I am located a ten minute walk from Notting Hill Gate Tube.

I do not have disabled access.

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

One flight of stairs.


In person

I am a very experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and I have completed a psychodynamic supervision training.

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