I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor and have worked in private practice since 2007. I have a consulting room in a quiet location in Hythe in Kent, where I moved in 2018 from practice in London. I have been offering the alternative of sessions by video (Zoom) and by telephone since the onset of the Covid pandemic. If you are thinking of starting therapy, we can first discuss the preferred way for us to work together in the present circumstances.
I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds, and have experience of a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, difficulties with relationships, issues around sexuality and identity, problems at work, redundancy, other important life-changes, lack or loss of direction and motivation, difficulties with understanding and expressing feelings, and lack of confidence. If there is something troubling you, and you think that therapy might help, the first step is to arrange an initial consultation. This gives you the opportunity to tell me about yourself and what it is that has led you to seek therapy, and what you would like to achieve from it. I explain how we would work together, and, if we are both happy to continue, we can then agree a regular day and time to meet each week. I offer appointments on weekdays, with starting times from 9am to 7pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for five years at WPF Therapy, and received the Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, which licences me to work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.
I am a member of the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), the graduate body of WPF, a requirement of which is continuing professional development.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and adhere to its codes of conduct.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
My standard fee per session is £60, but I can offer a lower fee is some circumstances. For the initial consultation my fee is £75.
I offer appointments on weekdays, generally from 9am to 7pm.
If you would like more information, or to book an initial consultation, please call me on 07986 422 066 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get back to you as promptly as possible.