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About me

I’m a psychoanalytic therapist working in the Lacanian tradition. I see people who have never been to therapy before and people who are returning to therapy for their second or third time. My consulting rooms are based in Islington, EC1. 

I am a member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and I have a PhD specialising in the work of Freud and Lacan. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Member of the College of Psychoanalysts
  • Member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
  • I hold a PhD in Psychoanalysis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Additional information

My fee is £55 to £75.

45 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AB

Type of session

In person