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- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
I am a psychoanalytical psychotherapist based in Hertfordshire and have over 14 years experience of working with people with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression and emotional difficulties brought on by relationship problems, family issues, work stress, bereavement, abuse or trauma. Sometimes big life changes such as parenthood, separation, divorce and career changes can catch us unawares and be more difficult to navigate than you might expect. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of the people I work with when facing the challenges life throws at us..
Alongside my private practice, I have worked as an Honorary Psychotherapist in the Psychotherapy Department, Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London and Camden Psychotherapy Services, Islington and Camden NHS Foundation Trust.
I am accredited with the British Psychoanalytical Council as a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner. DIT is a 16 session psychotherapy aimed at the treatment of depression and anxiety.
What happens at the first meeting?
The purpose of this first session is to give us a chance to meet each other and get a sense of how we might work together. We will talk about what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to resolve or achieve. You have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the different therapy options. At the end of this session you will hopefully have the information you need to help you decide what is the next step for you.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; depression; relationship problems; loss and bereavement; trauma, work related issues
(redundancy, retirement, change of role). Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
My doctoral and postdoctoral work focused on the investigation of early life risk factors for serious mental illness.
As a Visiting Research Associate in the Division of Psychiatry, UCL,
I have been author and co-author on publications featured in national and international research journals including; British Journal of Psychiatry, Nature, American Journal of Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Research, Bipolar Disorders, European Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Brain, Journal of Pediatrics and Psychiatry Research.
- Attachment Based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy The Bowlby Centre 2006
- PhD King's College London 2008
- Mentalization Based Therapy Anna Freud Centre 2010
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Anna Freud Centre 2014
Affiliations / memberships
- British Psychoanalytical Council (Accreditation for Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
- Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis
- Forum for Independent Psychotherapists
- The Relational School