I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who has over 20yrs experience of working in the field of mental health, including criminal justice substance misuse and secondary care mental health services.. I currently divide my time between working as Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead for a Secondary Care Psychological Therapy Service in the NHS, working with patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties and and my psychotherapy private practice, where I work with individuals and couples.
In private practice I work with clients in short and long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with face-to-face or on the couch work. I can work with a range of severe and enduring mental health difficulties as well as with individuals who just want to become more self aware and understand themselves better. I have a specialist interest in OCD with particular reference to the connection between attachment difficulties, problems with sexual intimacy and OCD symptoms. I also have a keen interest in Dissociative Identity Disorder and has experience of working with this complex presentation and helping the individual to understand their symptoms and lead a more fulfilling, whole life.
I also enjoy working with couples and am listed with British Society for Couples Psychotherapist and Counsellors(BSCPC) as accredited as a Couple Therapy for Depression Practitioner and Supervisor. Couple Therapy for Depression is a model recommended by the NICE Guidelines for couples where depression is a feature of the relationship or where one of the partners is depressed.