It could be that you have a clear idea about the concerns bringing you to therapy, but it is as likely that the reasons feel confusing. Either way, following our initial contact by phone or email we would meet for a session to discuss in detail what has prompted you to find a therapist and how the psychodynamic approach could help. This is an open conversation, an opportunity to talk about the work we would do and to think about the best way forward for you.
As a therapist, it is my role is to provide a confidential and empathic setting for us to explore the things you want to talk about and to work through them in a challenging but supportive way. The approach I practice is grounded in making sense of the ways in which the events and relationships throughout our lives affect how we think, feel and act. In talking this through in therapy, the aim is always to help you gain new understandings, enable change and to move forwards.
I work in private practice in Manchester and London. My therapeutic approach - psychodynamic psychotherapy - works with different types of emotional and psychological distress; interpersonal and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, loss and bereavement, abuse and working with trauma. The work tends to be long-term with weekly sessions at the same hour each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework and code of conduct. I work in private practice in London and Manchester, having previously worked at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. My clinical training in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (MSc) was completed at Birkbeck, University of London. Prior to this, I graduated from the University of Sussex with an MA in Social and Political Thought and from the Open University with a BA in Psychology (1st).
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with