The work involves becoming more of an observer about your emotional world, how you react to situations, your thoughts?. What motivates you?, What you want or expect from life? Making sense of behaviour patterns, current and past along with newfound objectivity, allows more possibilities to emerge. Then, you can decide if your reactions/ responses are helpful or not? This type of exploration and understanding brings both relief from distressing symptoms and opens up the option of lasting change. I am an experienced psychoanlalytic psychotherapist with extensive experience in the NHS including Secondary Care and IAPT, Higher Education with students and private practice. I was a member of The Inner City Centre psychothreapy referral network for more than twenty years.
Areas I cover
I specialise in working with ;
Those with Eye Conditions who have increased anxiety or depression as a result as well as other issues cuasing emotional distress such as;
Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Mixed Depression and Anxiety, Mood Swings, Panic Disorder
Relationship Issues of all kinds, including separation and divorce, infidelity, difficult colleagues, Bereavement
Work and Career, including Creative Blocks, Stress
Health and Long Term Conditions, including Eye Conditions
How I work
I work psychoanalytically which illuminates that how you relate to me, can also inform us how you relate to others in your life , part of my role being to reflect back to you what I see.
The First Consultation - what to expect
I invite potential patients to meet for an initial consultation, for you to think about whether this treatment will be right for you and for me to consider if I feel you will be able to make use of this process, which is not right for everyone. At this appointment, we can think together about how you can move forward with your problems, It is possible I recommend another type of therapy or another therapist, who I believe might suit your needs better
Approved Providers I work with
Aviva, Pruhealth, WPA and Simplyhealth
Training, qualifications & experience
My own experience of life continues to reinforce my understanding of the nature of change, change that can help you identify and move towards expecting MORE out of your life, not just taking the familiiar, same old route. This process begins by talking to someone in a safe, confidential space who is not judgemental, but can listen and respond to your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to gain more understanding of your motivations, wishes and hopes for the future.
I hold a Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, from Metropolitan University, London, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a Foundation Degree Diploma from The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies,London. I have a MA in English Literature/Psychology from Glasgow University.
I am an accredited Member of the UKCP (United KIngdom Council for Psychotherapy) psychoanalytic section and work to their and CPJA Code of Ethics, I have an up to date Criminal Records Bureau Certificate (CRB).
I am an Executive Coach, via Tavistock Consultancy Services EMCC Accredited and work across Education, Health and Social Care, Construction, Financial and Arts Sectors. I have managed Teams across HE Sector and IT.