Type of client
Methods of practice
- Face to Face - Short Term
- Face to Face - Long Term
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and university lecturer, working in private practice and as a member of the Open University’s Psychotherapy and Counselling Research Group. I understand that starting therapy can feel daunting and therefore I offer an initial consultation, free of charge, which gives us both an opportunity to explore what brings you to therapy and how we can work together.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on feelings and experiences that have been with us for a long time: we express or suffer these in many different ways. Yet, we often find it difficult to put them into exact words. This is why we are looking for a therapist: to help us talk about what we have, in a way, always known but have never quite been able to say.
I received a rigorous five-year training at WPF, one of the most respected institutions in the UK for psychodynamic psychotherapy. This training enabled me to work therapeutically with a wide range of issues and provide both problem-focused counselling and broader-ranging psychotherapy. As a therapist working privately I have developed an approach where I trust my clients to know best what their issues are, and provide a space where they are listened to and understood in a way they have not been before.
Alongside my work as therapist, I also hold a PhD in psychology. So, in working with you, I will draw upon my therapeutic experience as well as an understanding of contemporary psychotherapy and counselling research.
I look forward to getting to know you.
Some of the problems I can help you with:
Feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed
Feeling deflated, sad or depressed
Finding it difficult to start, sustain or finish relationships
Experiencing abuse in past or present
Experiencing unwanted angry outbursts
Pressure to achieve or perform
Difficulties at work
Worries around sexuality and intimacy
Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy
Parenting or family difficulties
Trauma and its aftermath
- Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)