I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is affiliated to the British Psychoanalytic Council and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I also belong to the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability. I adhere to the Codes of Ethics of these professional bodies.
My professional training is psychoanalytic. I also have a good grounding in Attachment Theory and I would say that my style of work is relational. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most important part of the therapy and is what helps to effect change in clients.
My consulting room is easily accessible by public transport and less than 10 minutes' walk from Lloyd Park tram stop. There is also off-street and on-street parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor for 13 years having completed a Certificate and a Diploma at Croydon College. I qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist from WPF Therapy in London in 2013. This is a very rigorous training which equips graduates to see patients three times per week in intensive psychotherapy. The course involved a psychiatric placement for 6 months, infant observation for one year, three years of theoretical seminars, personal analysis at least 3 times per week and intensive supervision from two different training supervisors. I have experience of working in the NHS as a psychotherapist with people with learning disabilities, 13 years experience of working in a low-cost counselling centre in Croydon with a variety of clients in long-term open-ended therapy and in time-limited (12 sessions) counselling. I have also worked in private practice for 17 years and have seen clients with many different needs and problems, including childhood abuse, work-related stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, issues around loss and abandonment, domestic violence, dissociative disorders, sexuality issues, divorce and separation, bereavement, anxiety, trauma, affairs and betrayals, sexuality, postnatal depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, bullying, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, self harm, phobias, abortion, miscarriage, infertility panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, avoiding personality disorder, dependent personality disorder. If you are suffering from the effects of any of these issues, psychoanalytic psychotherapy can be of enormous benefit.
I am able to offer phone, Skype or Zoom sessions.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £75 for an initial 90 minute consultation, which provides a chance for both client and myself to find out whether what I have to offer is suitable. Subsequent 50 minute sessions are charged at £60 each. I charge for missed sessions.
I work every day except Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons.