- Phone number
- 07941 796092
- Flexible hours available
I work in a 'hybrid' way as in I work both face to face and online. After lockdown some clients found they preferred online either because they now live out of London or abroad. Often it is less pressure on their work life or they have children at home. It is often a mixture of both. I ask clients if the can be flexible as occasionally I have to be out of London but then work online.
About me and my therapy practice
I am qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Whilst qualified to see people three times a week I see most people once a week. I only see adult individuals. I'm not qualified to see children, adolescents or couples.
I am very experienced, having been working for 30 years
Before I did a psychoanalytically training I trained in other ways including existential and humanistic so I'm more flexible and offer what I believe the client needs. I don't sit in silence as some people imagine is the classic psychoanalytic way!
My first session
The first session would be an assessment of what is needed and to see if I am the best person to help you. Regular sessions last 50 minutes but I would ask to allow an hour and a half for the first assessment session.
I would of course ask what brings you to therapy and ask questions about this as well as asking you about you childhood. Problems in adulthood are inevitably linked to events in childhood. However we don't spend all the sessions talking about the past, it is the linking which is helpful. It is best described as saying we have parts which need further understanding and other parts which are fine. Working through the troubled parts helps us to lay them to rest so we are more content. It is an information gathering session but very often the session provides an summary of the client's life and problems therefore giving a clear direction of how to work. It's amazing what the unconscious manages to do!
You can of course ask me anything you want and let me know how you feel about me and the session.
Protocol requires that I take details of your GP and previous treatment you have had as well as a list of medications so that I know who to contact in the unlikely event I have concerns about your safety. I would ask you to give me permission to do this.
Needless to say everything you say to me is confidential. Like all therapists I have a regular supervisor but your real name is not used.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy