What my qualifications mean
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with over seventeen years' experience in private practice and in other clinical settings, working with a wide variety of people.
I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2003 and went on to complete further professional trainings. As a couples’ psychodynamic psychotherapist trained in the NHS, I work with couples to explore specific issues and also the general dynamics of their relationships. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I can offer individuals between one and three sessions a week. A greater number of sessions a week allows an increased depth of work and is particularly valuable if you are training to become a therapist.
I offer an initial consultation to think about whether therapy might be useful for you. This is an opportunity for us to talk about why you are considering therapy, what you hope to gain and to identify what you might need in order to get the most out of the process if we agree to work together.
Many things are hard to deal with and can cause damage to yourself and in relationships. I work with individuals and couples going through difficult times in their lives or with particular problems. I offer support and also the space to explore what is going on and to see whether there are changes that can be made.
It is easy to feel stuck. Therapy offers the opportunity to understand the roots of this and also the possibility of looking at things differently and moving on. It offers the space to explore new approaches to things and fresh ways of relating to people.
While the process of therapy can sometimes feel long and frustrating before you begin to feel that you are making headway, it provides the time needed to understand yourself and to achieve what is most important to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical Qualification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Couples (Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust)
MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (WPF Therapy/Roehampton University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Therapy/Roehampton University)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My fees depend on your circumstances and the number of sessions per week. For individual work they generally fall between £45 and £65 per session and for couples work they are proportionately higher. I also hold a number of reduced fee spaces. As times are held for you, you will be asked to pay for missed or cancelled sessions, but there is flexibility wherever possible.
I am currently only working on-line and by telephone and can offer sessions throughout the day, Monday to Friday.
Sessions are confidential. I will only disclose information about you under exceptional circumstances.
I am bound by the codes of ethics and practice of my professional body.
To maintain standards of practice I take part in continuous professional development and periodically consult on my work with a colleague.
I entrust your contact details to a colleague so that they are able to let you know if for any reason I am unable to make a session and cannot contact you myself.