I am a mental health professional with 20 years experience of working in Health and Social Care and a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
People often come to psychotherapy because they are experiencing some sort of difficulties in their lives, or have the feeling that something is not quite right. They might be feeling depressed or anxious, having difficulties in their relationships or at work.
I offer a confidential and safe place to talk through these difficulties. It can take time to find the right words and to explore what needs to be explored and thought together about, but the process can bring huge relief.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my career as a youth-worker, and for 17 years I have worked for a local branch of Mind in London. I have a wide experience of working with young people and adults of all ages and backgrounds. As well as working in private practice, I also work for the NHS in east London.
I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Exeter, and a MA from the University of Essex in The Foundations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I completed my clinical training in Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the internationally recognised Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
I am a member of The Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and a registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council.
I work from my consulting room in Central London 7 minutes walk from the Old Street on the borders of the City of the London, Hackney, and Islington.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday and Wednesday 3pm to 9pm