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MA, BSc., PGDip

About me

I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and work in private practice in London N1.

Over 12 years in the mental health charity sector, I gained valuable experience in Advocacy, community support and facilitation and a greater understanding of the impact of psychological distress.

In my capacity as a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I have worked with people in emotional crises due, for example, to low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss and obsessional thoughts and behaviours.

My aim is for clients to develop a deeper understanding of their difficulties within a relational context, including the impact of developmental and environmental factors, towards processing difficult feelings, such as anger, shame and guilt; to build on the capacity for positive life-affirming experience, enabling individuals to re-claim or discover their potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council: Registration Number 17122. (Please see general information about me and my service - above)

I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor in private practice in London.

BPC Registration No: 17122

The areas in which I work center around emotional distress in relation to: anxiety; depression; relationship breakdown; loss and bereavement; repetitive thoughts and behaviour and difficulties inherent in processing anger, guilt and shame.

My aim is to work with clients to enable a deeper understanding of their difficulties and the context in which they may have arisen, towards a greater capacity for positive, life affirming experience.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

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Please email me a brief summary of your experience and the difficulties you would like to address/process, along with your contact details and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Further information

My practice is in a convenient location, with good train and bus links. Street parking using an online payment system, is available.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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