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About me and my therapy practice
Coronavirus Update - October 7th
I am continuing to work remotely for the foreseeable future. I am able to offer therapy via the telephone, or via Zoom/Skype for those would prefer it.
Looking for a little help?
I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what ails you. I am a psychoanalytic therapist, which means using language to understand our beliefs about ourselves and our place in the world, and how these can limit us. But where the classic notion of the analyst is one who is mostly silent, I prefer something more like a conversation. I tend toward being direct and saying what I think is happening rather than maintaining a mysterious silence.
I have seen many individuals and couples over the last six years I have spent in private practise. In my view the key requirement for those seeking therapy is curiosity about the self. If I had to choose a speciality it would be the following:
● Lacking a sense of direction
● Personal relations leave a bitter taste in the mouth
● Struggle to know what will make you happy
Why wait to get help?
Call or email me for a confidential discussion and to arrange a consultation. I am registered with AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva, Vitality Health, and Aetna insurance companies.
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a Full Clinical Member of the UKCP, and a registered member of the BACP. I completed a four-year training at the Guild of Psychotherapists to gain UKCP accreditation.
I was a counsellor, and later a supervisor, at ChildLine for three years. I spent two years as an associate therapist in an eating disorders clinic in Central London, offering treatment to those with a difficult relationship with food. I have worked in private practice for six years.
I offer a five minute telephone call free of charge - useful for determining if you wish to proceed to a consultation.
My fee for individuals is £60 per session during the day, £80 after 5pm; £90 for couples. Consultations are charged as a normal session.
I also reserve a limited number of spaces during the day for people on low incomes. In these cases we can negotiate fees based on your circumstances.
I am registered with AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva, Vitality Health, and Aetna insurance companies.
My first session
The first therapy session is a consultation. This is an exploratory session where we can begin to get to grips with what troubles you. It will give you a chance to see how therapy feels. I will get a chance to assess whether I believe that psychotherapy is recommended for you. We will then discuss this and decide together how to proceed.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling