I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with couples and individuals. Psychodynamic therapy helps you to move forward through a better understanding of your own and other people's thoughts and feelings. Often we try to avoid difficult emotions but therapy can help us to face these and to feel more compassionate towards ourselves and others.
Couples come for therapy for all sorts of reasons, not only because they are in crisis. I aim to provide a non-judgmental setting in which both of you can feel heard by the other and in which you can start to think about your issues together. We will be curious about your individual histories and the history of your relationship as well as recent pressures, to help us understand why you are struggling or what you want to improve at this point.
Among the issues I can help with are; entrenched arguments; issues around having children; parenting issues; issues around sex; where one partner is depressed or ill; children leaving home; separation and divorce; couples who live apart.
My work with individuals is also psychodynamic, in that we look at your current issues in the light of your past relationship and experiences. You may realise that there is a pattern of relationships or behaviour you keep repeating that is damaging to you but you do not know how to change.
I offer a non-judgmental space where you should feel able to talk about the issues that are troubling you. Working psychodynamically can help to free you from old stuck patterns and help you to become more creative and to feel freer in your relationships.
Individual issues I help with include: Anxiety and depression; Relationship issues: Issues around being single: Childhood abuse or Trauma; Issues with work or creativity.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - WPF Therapy, Validated by Roehampton University and accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. 4 year training.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Couples- Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. 2 year training.
I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and I abide by the codes of ethics of these professional bodies.
As well as working in private practice I worked for several years within specialist psychological units within the NHS, for clients with complex issues. I have also worked with couples with complex issues within an NHS setting.
Most of my clients choose open-ended once or twice weekly therapy, however I also see clients for short-term therapy (usually between 12 and 16 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
From £60.00 to £85.00
Concessions offered for
Sessions last 50 minutes.
While most of my clients choose on-going long-term therapy, I also have some spaces for clients who wish to address a particular issue and opt for short-term work. We can discuss what is best for you at the initial consultation.