07821 401791 / 07821 401791
I have over 10 year’s post-qualification experience in private practice as a humanistic integrative psychotherapist. My practice is based in South West London within easy reach of Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town stations.
Many of the difficulties that bring people to psychotherapy are essentially ways of coping with painful and distressing thoughts and feelings. Whilst these coping mechanisms can become hindrances, they are also intimately bound up with a person's relationship with themselves and can direct us to what needs attention in this inner realm. Over time the therapeutic relationship becomes a vehicle for reflection. It opens the way for insight and understanding that can provide relief.
Training, qualifications & experience
The grist of my practice, of what I bring to this work, stems from a long history of professional training and employment in which my own personal experience of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis has played a pivotal role.
My background is in the voluntary sector including 10 years as a caseworker, supervisor and trainer within a number of mentoring and befriending projects. These services were designed for the benefit of children from single parent families, adults recovering from a history of substance use and adults living with life-limiting illness respectively. They were underpinned by various theoretical models including an attachment based framework and solution focussed brief therapy.
My core training at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy embraced an eclectic range of ideas with an emphasis on embodied relational engagement. Since graduating with the Diploma in 2007 I have pursued a growing interest in Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic thinking and practice. I spent four years working with adults as an Honorary Psychotherapist in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy department of the East London NHS Foundation Trust on a part-time basis until 2014. I completed relevant professional development courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, The Institute of Psychoanalysis and the British Psychoanalytic Association. I am currently pursuing a formal course of further study at the British Psychoanalytic Association.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
In the first instance it is usually helpful to have a preliminary telephone conversation. There is no charge for this and no obligation to take it further.
Thereafter, should we decide to take it forward, an appointment can be made for an initial consultation. This is a chance for us to meet in person. The initial consultation lasts for one and a quarter hours and the fee is £95. It may take several further consultations to reach a decision about working together. The fee for further consultations, which are 50 minutes, is £65.
If we agree to begin ongoing sessions, these are for a duration of 50 minutes and are held at regular agreed times each week. The fee for ongoing sessions is £65.
I am based in South West London. My consulting room is a 15 minute walk or 3 stops by bus from Clapham Junction. It is a 10 minute walk from Wandsworth Town Station. The location is well-served by buses, including routes 219, 156, 170, 39, 37, 337 and 87.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, daytime and evenings
Types of client