- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Please contact me for availability.
About me and my therapy practice
Finding the right therapist can often be an anxiety provoking task and many people seek counselling and psychotherapy for very individual reasons. You may decide to enter into therapy because you feel trapped by your past or in the present and want to talk it through with someone.
You might also be looking for support working through experiences of loss, or perhaps relationship or work troubles. Whatever your reasons, I can offer a safe, confidential, inclusive and non-judgemental space to think, reflect and make sense of what is happening for you.
Many people ask what the difference between counselling and psychotherapy is. Counselling is typically short-term (up to 12 sessions) and takes on a more solution focussed goal, whereas psychotherapy is more about a deeper exploration of the whole self over an extended period of time.
I work primarily from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective, meaning that core to my practice is the belief that our early childhood experiences and our unconscious form the baseline for how we experience and navigate through adulthood. Psychodynamic and analytic psychotherapy is talking therapy based on saying whatever is going through your mind.
Working in this way helps you become aware of hidden meanings or patterns in what you do or say that may be contributing to the challenges you face.
Through identifying, reflecting and understanding these links and patterns, therapy can bring relief and reduce confusion about what helps and what doesn’t. It may also help you to locate and come to terms with what can and can’t be changed in your life. I also place emphasis on each person’s unique individuality and where relevant, consider the importance and impact of sexuality, race, culture, and identity.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and will usually take place once or twice weekly in person at my consulting room in Finsbury Park or London Bridge.
I do not work exclusively online but I appreciate life can get in the way and we might need to occasionally move sessions online.
I would suggest that treatment usually last for at least one year but I also offer brief psychotherapy that follows a more solution focussed framework. This can be discussed in your initial meeting.
My clinical experience to date includes working in multiple therapeutic settings, including the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust (SLaM), NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT), The King Alfred School and with two charitable organisations, WPF Therapy and Highbury Counselling Centre.
My training qualifications include a Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London and a clinical qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF Therapy. I am currently working towards a Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (DPPClinPr) at the University of Exeter.
I am a registered (MBACP) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I also hold a trainee membership of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF).
My first session
I understand the importance of finding the right fit in therapy and that people only enter counselling or psychotherapy after a consultation, which usually takes place over one or two meetings. During this period, I will try to get to know you and gain a picture of your needs and you will also gain a sense of me and how I work.
The consultation gives us both an opportunity to initially meet and assess if psychodynamic psychotherapy is the most appropriate treatment and if I am the right therapist for you.
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work