Due to COVID-19, I am currently only offering therapy by phone or video (Zoom).
I have a wealth and depth of knowledge and experience in physical, mental and sexual health and use this when working psychologically.
I work in a safe, quiet and confidential space for you to talk and be heard.
As a qualified, registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I offer weekly short term (12 sessions) and long term (open ended) individual psychodynamic counselling & psychotherapy.
I am also a qualified, registered Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I use an Integrative model (incorporating different methods) for people experiencing sexual and/or relationship difficulties and offer both types of therapy weekly to individuals or couples, either short term (12 sessions) or long term (open ended). Some of the psychosexual difficulties I work with include: no, low, or high desire; orgasmic difficulties; erection difficulties; ejaculation difficulties; pain during sexual intercourse; difficulties with penetration. For a more comprehensive list, please see my website.
To arrange an initial session, please contact me saying which type of therapy you are interested in i.e. psychodynamic counselling/psychotherapy or psychosexual and/or relationship therapy and how you would like me to contact you. I will usually reply within 24hrs.
Once you have decided you would like to proceed, we will need to briefly talk over the phone to discuss your reasons for starting therapy, if you haven't already stated this, arrange an initial date and time for the phone or Zoom session and to give me your home address.
Afterwards, I will write to you confirming the details of the initial session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional career started by training and qualifying, in 1989, as a Registered General Nurse within the NHS. I initially worked in general medicine and later specialised in cardio-thoracic medicine. In 1992 I further specialised in sexual health, where I continue to work part-time.
My psychotherapy career started by successfully completing a "Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes" (WPF Counselling) in 1995 followed by a "Diploma in Counselling Skills - Access" (WPF Counselling) in 1996.
I trained for four years at WPF Therapy (London) and qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in 2008, having successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies/WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
After qualifying, I worked as an Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy (London) until I started working in private practice.
I also trained for four years on the "London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy" and am a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. As part of this, I see both individuals and couples.
I am a Registered Member MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), The FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and I am also a Registered Member of COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists) and abide by the COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling - fees range from £50 - £80, depending on your income.
Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy - fees range from £50 - £80 for individuals and £65 - £95 for couples, depending on your income.
Concessions are available for morning & early afternoon sessions.
Initial sessions are payable at the end of the session.
Concessions offered for
Are you struggling emotionally and psychologically? Are you grieving the loss of someone or a relationship? Are you feeling down, depressed or overwhelmed? Do you keep repeating the same patterns of destructive behaviour and want to understand why and change your behaviour?
Talking in therapy about your present and past, including exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, can help you to understand yourself more fully and increase your awareness of the choices you have in making changes.
Are you having difficulties with sex and/or relationships? Are you constantly arguing with or feeling emotionally distant from your partner? Has your sex life deteriorated or are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life?
Talking about and exploring your relationships and/or sexual difficulties in therapy, can help you understand yourself more fully and increase your awareness of what may be contributing to the difficulties. I may also give you some practical exercises to do at home, which may also improve communication, intimacy and sexual functioning, leading to a more fulfilling sex life and/or relationship.