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Last updated: 19 Apr 2020
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I am a fully accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with more than 12 years experience working both in the NHS and in private practice.
Based in Acton, West London, I offer one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy on either a short or long term basis to those experiencing a wide range of symptoms and difficulties.
As a fully accredited member of BACP, (this means I have a substantial level of BACP-approved training and experience), I abide by their professional code of ethics and practice, and hold full indemnity insurance. I am also a registered member of the Association of Analytical Psychotherapists (APP) and a registered practitioner for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
How does counselling/psychotherapy work?
I provide a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental place for you to explore and work through problems and difficulties in order to foster a greater sense of wellbeing.
We would start with an introductory session which offers you the chance to see if therapy might work for you, and which involves no commitment beyond this first meeting. During this session we would explore what you wish to get out of counselling/psychotherapy and how we could do this together. Therapy may involve developing new ways of understanding and coping with difficulties, relating present difficulties to past experience, and making changes in your life.
Training, qualifications and Experience
MSC in Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy - Birkbeck College, University of London;
Certificate in CBT skills;
DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) Practitioner with BPC registration (NHS and private);
BA Hons (Cantab) in Music.
Areas of interest
anxiety and stress;
bereavement and loss;
relationship and family difficulties;
work and career issues;
traumatic events, abuse;
low self-esteem, identity, body image, eating difficulties;
physical health problems;
life transitions including mid-life crisis, retirement.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
10 years as Counsellor/Psychotherapist for Anchor Counselling providing brief intervention counselling and psychotherapy for Hounslow IAPT Service in West London
I have a background and continuing interest in music and the performing arts.
- BA Hons in Music Cambridge University 1989
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy Birkbeck College, University of London 2005
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner BPC 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Registered Practitioner for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, 2018
Affiliations / memberships
Accredited member of BACP
Member of APP