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 Psychotherapy 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 have recently qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist from WPF Therapy in London. 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 8 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £70 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 £50 each. I charge for missed sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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