I’m an experienced psychotherapist based on City Road, EC1V currently working online via Zoom. I am the founder of a group of psychotherapists who specialise in working with creatives (MITC), sit as a Chair of a health group in the Association for Electronic Music and I regularly contribute to news articles, sit on panels at music industry conferences and consult for music companies (like major record labels and charities).
Who do I work with?
As you may have guessed, one of my specialities is working with creatives. I work with people in all industries, but often find myself working with musicians, writers, film directors, fashion designers, creative directors, producers, architects and people who are in the public eye, or in senior positions in creative companies. For those creatives who express themselves well in their work but find verbally giving voice to their experiences more difficult, therapy can be an expanding and life-affirming experience.
People come to therapy for myriad reasons – often they feel lost, ‘stuck’, anxious, depressed, or wish to understand themselves, improve their relationships, their self-perception or cope better in day-to-day life. Some of the issues that my clients face include:
- relationship, attachment and interpersonal issues
- depression, anxiety and stress
- grief, loss and bereavement
- addictions (food, drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex etc)
- trauma, neglect, physical, sexual and mental abuse
- identity, meaning and purpose
- gender dysphoria
- sexual expression
- anger and emotional difficulties
- receiving a clinical diagnosis
How do I work?
The way that I work is influenced by attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a splash of existential theory thrown in for good measure. I am also trauma-informed, meaning I can work with complex trauma related disorders and help you to regain a sense of safety in your body.
In therapy, we seek to understand your current position within the context of your past relationships – looking at the quality and availability of your significant relationships, past and current events, your inner-world, self-construct and world-view. Throughout, we would work together to identify patterns between present and past as they arise. As the great Quincy Jones said 'to get where you're going, you need to know where you've come from'. I concur.
I trained extensively at The Bowlby Centre, The Anna Freud Centre, Regent’s University, Birkbeck University and the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, spending several years at a London hospital working with out patients.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Babette Rothschild - Somatic Trauma Training (ongoing)
- Adult Attachment Interview Coding - The Adult Attachment Interview Institute
- The Bowlby Centre - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Training
- Regent's University - Counselling & Psychotherapy MA
- Anna Freud Centre - Mentalization Based Treatment
- The Bowlby Centre - Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice
- European Society for Trauma & Dissociation - Foundation in Trauma & Dissociation
- Institute of Psychoanalysis - lecture series
- Birkbeck - Certificate in Counselling skills
- King’s College, London - Classical Studies, BA (Hons)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 mins and priced at: £95
All low and medium income fee slots are currently occupied.
The initial consultation is free of charge.
2 x weekly full fee slots currently available at between £80-£95