How I work

I work from a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective, based on the principle that problems and distress in the present may stem from experiences earlier in our lives. Understanding these can help to gain fresh insights and to find the best way forward.

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and take place once a week at a regular time. Confidentiality is paramount and you can talk safely without fear of being judged or criticised.

I offer open ended counselling as well as short term work. Open ended work can address a specific issue or a number of problems and leaves the ending open. Short term work focuses on one specific problem and is based on 12 sessions, with an agreed end date at the beginning. Whether open ended therapy or short term work is more suitable for you can be discussed at the initial consultation.

My qualifications and experience

When considering counselling it is important to choose a professionally qualified and experienced practitioner who has completed a rigorous and thorough training.

I trained as a counsellor at WPF Therapy, one of the leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in the UK. It has a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). These two organisations are the largest professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK, and ensure the highest professional standards.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies as well as a Certificate in Time Limited Counselling. This full time training is over four years in duration and requires a substantial amount of clinical experience, theoretical understanding and personal analytic psychotherapy.

I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). These professional bodies have codes of ethics to which I subscribe, which ensure the highest standards of confidentiality and professional practice.

I see clients in private practice. In addition to that I have clinical experience working for WPF Therapy, for CARIS Islington (Bereavement Service) and for the Samaritans.

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Mohandas Gandhi