Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and
Psychodynamic Counselling in Central London WC1
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor with more than 20 years experience.
I work both long and short term with adults from a wide range of backgrounds.
My area of interest is working in depth with clients. This approach is particularly suited if you want to get to the heart of a long-standing or more recent problem. It can help you deal with both conscious and unconscious aspects of your personality and experience that have contributed to making you the person you are today. This can then enable you to understand and work with past and present traumas, anxieties, depression and other stuck or overwhelming situations and relationships. Life long problems are challenging to resolve but if you want to find a way of living and working with them that supports you to lead as fulfilling a life as possible then this is what I can help you with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the BACP, BCP and UKCP accredited professional training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, which is widely recognised as one of the foremost counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in the UK, and which maintains a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence.
· Qualification in Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
· Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
· Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Sussex
· Occupational Advisor's Award - City and Guilds of London
I am experienced in working with adults of all ages, nationalities, social and ethnic backgrounds, gender, disability and sexual orientation.
I have worked short term to help clients around crises issues such as bereavement, redundancy, break-up or a loss of self-esteem. I have also worked with others over a longer period of time in more depth to help resolve longer standing issues that have ranged from anxiety and depression to feelings of low self-worth and abuse.
The aim of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is to improve the quality of your life and to to help you work, live and love as close to the way you most desire.
· FPC - Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
· UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have found that although someone might seek counselling or therapy for a particular difficulty they are facing, it very often happens that there are other issues underlying or closely associated with it. For example, someone might seek help with over eating only to discover that this may be associated with low self esteem, suicidal thoughts and have roots in early physical or sexual abuse.
An initial consultation will last for 50-60 minutes and cost £65-£75
Regular appointments are for 50 minutes with a fee of £60-£75.
- Precise fees depend on the time of the appointment.
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Location and Transport
I am located in Bloomsbury/Fitzrovia, a few minutes walk from Goodge Street Station off Tottenham Court Road.
There are many other tube and bus connections within a few minutes walking distance.
Underground: Goodge Street, Warren Street, Euston Square, Tottenham Court Road
Buses: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134