I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and also have had many years' experience of working as a medical doctor and GP in the NHS. I work with young adults and adult clients who are seeking help with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, bereavement, relational and sexual problems, low self-esteem, difficulties in making choices and transitions, eating disorders and problems stemming from childhood, and bodily illnesses with emotional components. I am particularly interested in trauma and the far-reaching human problems ensuing from the recent coronavirus pandemic.
If you choose to work with me, you will find that I work in an empathic and sensitive way in a comfortable and confidential setting in order to help alleviate your symptoms, reduce levels of discomfort and assist you in change by helping you to gain insight into your problems.
I am fully insured, both personally and publicly, and receive regular professional supervision and postgraduate education. I also abide by the code of professional ethics of the BACP of which I am a member.
You may contact me by email or telephone by which I am happy to discuss with you your particular problems before our agreeing on meeting for a first-session assessment to determine whether I am able to help you and whether you feel that I am the right person to help you. If I felt that I was not able to help you, I would endeavour to find a colleague who I felt would able to do so.
I am happy to work in person or using various social media platforms.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Brighton 2013
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - University of London 1985
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) 1989
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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I operate a sliding scale of fees according to client means. This ranges from £40 to £45 per 50-minute session with the first session just £10 to cover my room rental costs. I'm willing to negotiate rate reductions where this is deemed necessary.