I am a psychotherapist with nearly two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and learning disability within the NHS and charity sectors. I can provide you with a warm and containing therapeutic experience where you can start to explore the issues that are troubling you and have brought you to consider psychotherapy.
I am a UKCP accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist practising from comfortable and confidential rooms in Hackney E8 and online, where I work with adults on an individual basis. I am also an HCPC and BAAT accredited Art Psychotherapist working with individual adults and young people and offering clinical supervision to trainee and qualified Art Psychotherapists. I am a BPC accredited Mentalisation Based Therapy practitioner with experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I can also offer specialist therapy to adults with Learning Disabilities adapted to meet the needs of the individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Arts Therapist (Art Psychotherapist)
- British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
- Arbours Association of Psychotherapists (AAP)
- British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) accredited Mentalisation Based Therapy Practitioner
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Full qualifying course, The Arbours Association 2019
- CPD training in Art Therapy Supervision, British Association of Art Therapists 2014
- MBT Practitioner Qualification, Anna Freud Centre, London, 2013
- MSc Art Psychotherapy, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 2006
- BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration) The Edinburgh College of Art 2003
Organisations I have worked for include
- The Arbours Association
- Edinburgh City Council
- Safe Space (Fife)
- Health in Mind (Midlothian)
- Fife Social Services
- Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: £60.00 per fifty-minute sessions, reduced fees may be negotiable for people undertaking more than one session per week.
Art Psychotherapy: £60.00 per fifty-minute session
Art Psychotherapy for organisations on a sessional basis, please contact me to discuss
Clinical Supervision: £65.00 for qualified therapists, £50.00 for students/trainees. Organisations, please contact me to discuss your needs for individual and group supervision/reflective practice.
I can occasionally offer reduced fees to students or those on a low income, especially if they are able to work on a twice/three times per week basis.
I am currently available on week day evenings and Saturday mornings