I am a psychotherapist and offer a personal and a safe psychoanalytic practice. My experience is grounded on my accrued learning from patients and clients over the years in clinical practice. This has taught me how to genuinely listen with both head and heart; to provide a humane and creative space for free thinking; a particular kind of space where one can draw intuitively from lived experience to make sense and see new possibilities.
I welcome enquiries for in-depth psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and will take into account individual personal requirements and cultural diversity. Choosing the right psychotherapist may be the most important decision for anyone seeking this kind of help. And, this is why I like to allow those who come to see me, plenty time for assessment. The decision to embark on a journey such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which is after all about deep self-enquiry, has to be a mutually felt and thought about decision.
My consultations are between 8.am-6pm, Monday to Thursday. My practice is located in Kings Worthy and has easy access in and out of Winchester by road and public transport. Parking available. I am a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists and College of Psychotherapists and Jungian analysts and have close working links with other professional and specialist colleagues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Trained at the Guild of Psychotherapists and I am registered with United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists. I subscribe to the UKCP's/ CPJA's Ethical Policy and Code of Clinical Practice . I am also a trained and registered Psychoanalytic psychotherapy supervisor .
My psychoanalytic approach is interpersonal and inter-subjective. My career has been built on and developed from my pluralist psychoanalytic training. I work with the generative potential of the unconscious, free-association and the dynamics of the relationship.
I have considerable clinical experience, the result of working in private and the public sectors. My professional development is grounded on extensive work with severe psychopathology and difficult issues of disconnectedness, bereavement, anxious depression and trauma. I have carried a research interests in postnatal illness , adult adoptees and the loss of creativity throughout my years of practice.
As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I do not in my capacity prescribe in any way or assume to tell others how to run their lives. As much as my psychoanalytic work invariably involves the use of narratives and personalised metaphors, I try always to look beyond the limits of the language of symptoms and to try and find the person before me.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My standard fee is £50 for a 50 minute psychotherapy session. Initial Consultations are generally longer than standard psychotherapy and the fee is £75. Day and my evening work [ limited to certain days and times of the year ] is charged at my standard rate.
ps. As a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, I also provide a limited reduced-fee service. Please note that this is subject to availability and may take into account number of weekly sessions involved or otherwise contracted.
I am based in Winchester; I work from Monday to Thursday, with some evening availability.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a mutual enterprise in which two individuals, embark in earnest, on a journey of self-enquiry. In this enterprise, psychotherapist and patient are tasked with creating a mutually particular space for thinking and explore together the unconscious and patterns of relating to oneself and others; to understand the forces behind these and begin to turn things around.