Life might feel quite unbearable right now. Work and family life may have spiralled out of control. You might be struggling to bond with your new baby, or your young child or teenager is in emotional pain. You may have lost a loved one due to a relationship breaking down or a bereavement. Perhaps your hopes and dreams have been shattered and you are wondering if there is a way out of this dark place. All of the above life events can cause us to feel many confusing emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger. You being here right now is an important step towards changing your situation for the better.
As a doctor of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I work with a wide range of life issues, with clients at every stage of life, from pregnancy to adulthood: babies, children & adolescents, adults, couples and families and elderly clients. My specialisms are parent-infant psychotherapy, child & adolescent psychotherapy, parenting, fostering and anxiety.
One in four adults and children suffer from mental health issues. Whatever your background, there is no shame in seeking help. I offer counselling and psychotherapy that is always confidential, personal and non-judgemental.
I bring to my general practice a specialism in Parent-infant psychotherapy, which is accredited by the UKCP. I work with parents-to-be and parents of babies up to 24 months (the first 1001 critical days of life). Through parent-infant psychotherapy I can help you to strengthen the relationship with your baby and give you an opportunity to talk through your worries about your baby. Looking after a baby can be challenging and at times stressful. Sometimes past experiences might affect the infant-parent bond. We can think together about how your past experiences might be affecting you now. I also offer training and supervision for professionals and have conducted parent-infant psychotherapy research in order to develop best practice in this field of work.