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I have no availability for new clients until at least June 2024.
About me and my therapy practice
I have been practising as a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years. I work with adults, providing both brief and longer-term therapy using an empathic, collaborative psychodynamic approach.
Talking about problems and trying to understand them is not easy. Thoughts and feelings are sometimes painful, hard to get hold of or admit to.
I aim to create a safe environment in the hope that you can come to trust me, as someone you can be open and honest with, to share your difficult feelings and experiences in confidence, to be supported when you need it and challenged when you need that too.
Through collaborative thinking and conversations, we would seek to shed light on the things that are troubling you and come to understand what may underlie your difficulties.
We would draw together threads from the rich tapestry of your life; your history, family, culture, relationships and experiences, current situation, fears and desires. We would consider what you value, wish to embrace, and what you'd like to leave behind.
Psychodynamic therapy provides an opportunity to develop insight and an enduring capacity for reflection, growth and desirable change.
I can help with:
Depression, anxiety, stress
Low-self esteem, identity issues, relationship difficulties
Self-destructive behaviours, guilt, shame
Major life transitions
Bereavement and loss
Work and study related issues
Emotional impacts of health issues
I completed my individual training in 2000, with the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I followed this with the Diploma in Groupwork Practice from the Institute of Group Analysis, London in 2017.
I've worked with people at all stages of their adult lives; people of many ethnicities, cultural and social backgrounds.
Apart from private practice, I have worked for a community therapy service and have many years as a counsellor and therapist for universities, where I've supervised therapy trainees and support staff, run therapy groups and reflective practice groups for professionals, and held management responsibilities.
How I work
I've worked with people with a wide range of problems, drawn to therapy because they are unhappy, in difficult circumstances, or going through life transitions. People have come feeling stuck, lost, confused, or experiencing painful, intractable emotions. Some have sought therapy not really knowing why, but feeling that something about their life is out of kilter.
I provide therapy both long-term and short-term . I recommend a minimum of 12 sessions.
The value and benefits of therapy are enhanced by regularity and consistency, by having a reliable space and time to express your thoughts and feelings and reflect on them. I see people at the same time each week if possible, for appointments of 50 minutes.
We would seek to understand the issues you bring to therapy in the context of the complexities of your life, including your current and past relationships, fears and desires, your wishes for the future, your views and values.
Reflecting on difficulties in this way can help you to gain clarity and perspective, to cope with challenges, to be more self-accepting, and to develop the confidence to make desirable changes.
Psychodynamic therapy is a tool for thoughtful exploration of what is important and meaningful to you; of who you are, the life you have and how you want to live it.
My first session
I offer both open-ended and short-term psychotherapy, e.g. 12 sessions.
I work in person at Kings Cross on Mondays. I can sometimes offer Fridays by arrangement.
My fee for in person therapy is £75 per 50 minute session.
I also offer online therapy, for which I have a limited number of reduced fee spaces.
The first session is an initial consultation. This is a chance to meet, to think about the issues you're bringing to therapy and to see whether working together could be beneficial. If it seems this would be a good fit, we can arrange how to go ahead. If you decide that this isn't what you're looking for, I will try to guide you in finding an alternative.
After the initial consultation, we will agree regular times and dates to meet, short or longer-term. For longer-term therapy, you can cancel at any time. However, I would ask you to give four weeks notice to allow for a proper ending.
The fee for the initial consultation is £75, payable on booking. Any further sessions are paid for at the end of the calendar month during which they took place.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited