My experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor with both couples and individuals is extensive, varied and with people from different cultures. I have worked with couples for the last 18 years. My training was at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. I continue my connection with the Centre as a tutor and have been a senior couple co-therapist with students in training. Additionally, I work with individuals in counselling/psychotherapy and have done so for more than 20 years. My theoretical approach to working with both couples and individuals is psychoanalytic and psychodynamic.
I work with all kinds of relationship difficulties and like working with couples as well as individuals. In working with individuals, I work within the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client and often see clients more than once a week.
In addition to being a psychotherapist and counsellor, I supervise other psychotherapists and counsellors in their private work with both individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master's Degree in Counselling, University of Cincinnati USA
Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, (formerly Tavistock Marital Studies Institute), post graduate diploma.
Over 20 years of working in counselling/psychotherapy with individuals in private, institutional and educational settings.
18 years working with couples in private and institutional settings.
Seminar leader of psychoanalytic theory for 5 years on the Couple Counselling training at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (now Tavistock Relationships).
Psychoanalyst, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA)
BPC registered, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals, once weekly, £65 for 50 minutes.
Couples, £100-£125 for 60 minutes.
I see individuals more than once a week and will adjust the fee accordingly.