If you have come to this site it is possible you are facing difficult feelings, emotions and thoughts. You have made the first step.
Could therapy help you?
Talking about your problems can be hard but with a caring and empathic counsellor it can help to bring relief, resolution and freedom from thoughts that might be getting in your way. These problems could include: relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, health issues, trauma, anxiety, stress and life’s transitions. When faced with any of these troubles therapy can help. I also have experience helping clients with work related issues. Thinking about the dynamics and relationships within an organisation and the impact and difficult feelings that can be brought up in these environments. Colleagues, managers and bosses can evoke strong emotions which may originate from your past that have never been dealt with or resolved.
Who I am
I am an experienced counsellor and psychodynamic psychotherapist with a past career in business. I provide a safe and secure place to work together to discuss and examine the feelings and troubles you are facing. Together we can work towards finding a way of understanding those feelings, how they relate to your past, if there are patterns of behaviour where actions are repeated and so then working towards leading a more contented life. You will be listened to and heard with empathy, free to speak about yourself in ways that might never have been explored before. You will be treated as an individual, never judged or pigeon-holed. My role is to work with you to help you find your potential releasing you from whatever thoughts hold you back.
How I would work with you
I work, together with you, looking at how your history, past and early relationships and experiences have shaped your life and the choices and patterns that have been formed which may affect your responses in adult life. Some of these might keep you from where you want to be. Sometimes it is a mixture of issues, sometimes an unidentified feeling of disquiet, feelings which can be alleviated by talking in a safe environment.
I can offer both short and long term therapy depending on your needs. Our sessions would be 50 minutes and at the same place and time each week. I work from a central location in the City 3 minutes from Bank tube station.
If you think I might be able to help you please call or email me and we can arrange an initial meeting to see how well we might work together and agree a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work to their code of ethics.
I have a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, London University.
I have had a long and successful career working in corporate business and then running my own company for many years.
Alongside my private practice, I provide counselling at a Central London GP practice and also a UK national charity.
I attend lectures and workshops to continue my personal development and meet with the professional requirements of my profession.
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
I charge £95 for the initial 1.5 hour assessment session. Once weekly sessions of 50 minutes are £65 - £75 depending on day and preferred time of session.