I am a Consultant Psychologist and Psychotherapist with 20 years experience of working in the NHS with people with a range of emotional or psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety and long standing relationship issues. I offer an initial consultation appointment to discuss your reasons for seeking help before establishing the choice of therapy. Psychotherapy enables you to achieve ways of understanding and resolving these problems whilst being aware of the obstacles that may prevent change.
I am based in Central London, a few minutes from Oxford Circus and Goodge Street tube stations. During your consultation appointment, the aim is to understand the nature of your problems. A second consultation is usually offered in order to reach a decision about the most suitable form of therapy. Once a decision is made, a preliminary appointment will be arranged and there will also be a discussion about fees, missed sessions and breaks. Psychotherapy is offered on a once or twice weekly basis at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist accredited with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).
I initially trained as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (accredited with The British Psychological Society) and later as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic where I developed my interests in intercultural psychotherapy.
I have a wide ranging clinical background having worked in many NHS settings, including psychiatric inpatient services , in community mental health teams ( severe mental health) and outpatient psychological therapy departments for patients referred for depression / mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress and other anxiety disorders.
I am a member of the following professional associations: - Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists in the NHS and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, registered as a Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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