As a therapist I supporting individuals suffering from anxiety, depression and anger to make significant changes in their lives, as well as aiding the process of coming to terms with trauma and loss. I also work with couples. The initial session is free.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with a strong background in academia and the arts and I also have extensive experience in working with gay, lesbian and trans* people. I am currently Honorary Secretary of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and a member of The Council of Psychoanalysts-UK.
The type of psychotherapy I practice usually takes place once or twice a week, currently in person, on Skype or the phone: I am experienced in seeing people in this way and during the pandemic I have found online or telephone work dynamic and effective, it is also a flexible solution if your work or location makes it hard for you to attend in person each week. The ongoing 50min session began with psychoanalysis, informed by the work of Freud, Lacan and others, but is adapted to the modern world. We will work together to try to understand the roots of what you are bringing to therapy and how might relate to your past and to other areas of your life. Change takes time but it's also important there is an end in sight. As a counsellor I can also help you manage stress and enable you to have new thoughts and make new choices about different aspects of your life. I am on the list of accepted therapists for AXA and WPA Health Insurance.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.