- Phone number
- 07919 424207
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
In this period of the coronavirus pandemic, I am offering online and/or telephone counselling to help you cope with increased anxiety, uncertainty and distress.
I have purposefully reduced my regular fee (from £70 to £50) and I am wiling to offer low rates (between £15 and £30) to all those who have lost their jobs and/or experienced financial difficulties due to the current crisis. I believe that it is my ethical responsibility to make therapy affordable to anyone who needs it in this extremely physically and mentally distressing time.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (UKCP org.) - I served as an Acting Chair and member of the SITE Council. I am also part of a 4-year training programme in Relational Psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York.
As an academic, I have been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychotherapy and counselling students in various higher and adult education settings for the last 20 years. I have also supervised the clinical and research work of trainee counsellors and psychotherapists both at university and privately.
I am an experienced psychotherapist (20+ years) who fervently believes in the value of the therapeutic process and relationship. Central to my therapeutic perspective is the conviction that my clients need to encounter their growing sense of self in a facilitating environment which promotes their psychological well-being.
I want my clients to feel safe, valued and accepted. I approach their problems, anxieties and fears in an empathic, concerned and genuine way that is non-judgmental. I use the rich symbolic language of psychoanalysis to explore the effects that my clients' past and present traumas, losses and relational difficulties have on their psychological development.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited