Certain life events or transitions can cause our usual ways of coping to break down, leaving us feeling overwhelmed or extremely distressed. In an attempt to continue to function, drugs, alcohol, food, self harm, sex, a depressive state or abusive behaviour can be used in varying degrees to numb the distress, leading to further difficult feelings of guilt, shame, anger and blame, whether of oneself or others. I am interested in helping you understand your current situation, and using our joint reflection help you find a way forward to change and grow instead of repeating painful patterns. Having your own personal story and unique set of feelings and circumstances addressed in a safe, empathic and confidential setting can lead to a very different, freeing perspective. To achieve this with you I offer ongoing as well as time-limited psychodynamic therapy, and also work via Skype. In addition to my private practice I am an Honorary Psychotherapist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. During the covid-19 outbreak I am continuing to take new referrals and have moved my practice online.