I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist working in Greenwich, SE10. I offer a confidential, professional service from a own centre location. My room is comfortable, quiet and private. If you are looking for help with emotional distress, a crisis in your relationship or other anxieties I may be able to help. When you ring or email me I will respond promptly and offer you an initial consultation in which you will have a chance to think things through in a confidential setting and gain some understanding about yourself. This in itself can bring relief, and can lead to regular appointments that will bring deeper understanding and move you forward in your life.
I offer individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy of 1-3 times a week.
My consulting room is one minute's walk from Greenwich mainline and DLR station.
Who is Psychotherapy for?
You may have a current crisis you need help with or maybe the time is right to explore long standing difficulties. To help you think about whether psychotherapy is right for you, as a general guide it is appropriate to consult a psychotherapist if:
You have emotional problems which are affecting your life. Problems can include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or suicidal feelings.
You have physical symptoms for which there is no medical explanation.
You are struggling to get over a loss.
You are finding it difficult to recover from trauma.
You are worried about breakdown or other mental health issues.
You have an uncomfortable relationship with food.
You are stuck in unhelpful relationships and it feels hard to change.
You find yourself repeating destructive patterns of behaviour.
You feel there's a lack of meaning in your life.
You have problems at work such as wondering if you are in the right job, or are in conflicts with work colleagues.
I am trained to listen carefully to your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will encourage you to explore how you feel and help you reflect on and understand what is going on in your present difficulties. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to look deeply at patterns of thinking and feeling about yourself and your relationships. We aim to change or reduce some patterns which are unhelpful to you. We will be working towards you having a better ability to understand yourself and other people. It may also include an increased emotional capacity on which to draw on, giving you a clearer sense of your own abilities, more satisfying relationships and more confidence to face stressful situations.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Both counselling and psychotherapy support people through difficulties in their lives. Counselling tends to be a relatively brief treatment focussing on one or two specific problems that are currently causing distress. Psychotherapy can be brief or longer term work and is aimed at gaining deeper understanding, looking into exploring patterns underlying current difficulties. Generally psychotherapists can work with a wider range of problems. Throughout my training to qualify as a psychotherapist I have undergone my own personal therapy. This experience helps me to help you gain a positive outcome from coming to see me. I know what it feels like to be a client.
If you'd like to find out if my approach will be helpful for you, you can contact me and we can arrange a convenient time for us to meet for an initial consultation. During this first session we can think together about your current problems and you can get an idea of what's involved in therapy. People are usually eager to know how long they will need to come along for. Usually I will suggest we meet for another two sessions, during which we can assess how you are feeling. After that we will be in a position to agree a period of time to meet, or it may be better to have an open ended approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications.
I have a masters degree in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the University of Kent. I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is the UK's leading professional body for the training and accreditation of psychotherapists. I am a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College within UKCP.
I have experience of working with a wide range of emotional difficulties, both within the NHS and private practice. Currently I devote my time to private practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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