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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor

About me

I am an experienced, fully qualified, UKCP accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor with over 10 years experience, with a private practice in Clapton, Hackney.

You may be struggling from low mood, anxiety, panic attacks or sleep disturbance. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, suffering from a chronic illness, or been through a recent bereavement.

By looking at underlying thought processes, beliefs and understanding how your early life experiences may affect your current ways of being in the world and coping with life's challenges you may develop greater self-awareness and gradually work through your difficulties to make lasting changes in your life.

Whether you are new to therapy or would like to return to address current difficulties; whether you'd like a few goal-oriented sessions or to engage in long-term therapy to work through deeper issues, I would be happy to tailor my approach to your individual needs.

I believe therapy can assist in a powerful healing process that can result in you being able to lead a fuller and more fulfilling life. I work in a collaborative way, so it is essential we feel able to connect and work together.

Please get in touch if you would like to ask any questions, or arrange an initial meeting. An initial consultation is without obligation to continue in treatment. I respond to all queries within 24 hours and all correspondence is fully confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at WPF Therapy, a leading academic and clinical institution for psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. I am a fully registered member of FPC ( Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to the professional Code of Ethics set out by these bodies.

I regularly engage in Continuous Professional Development to expand, update and review my professional practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


From £50.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£85 for an initial consultation of up to 1.5 hours
£50-£80 per session, with a limited number of low fee spaces for those on low income and psychotherapy trainees

When I work

I currently have limited daytime availability Monday-Thursday.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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