I am a UKCP qualified Counsellor,Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist,Supervisor and Mental Health professional of many years standing and will be happy to listen to you and help you to make some sense of your story in a non judgemental, friendly and supportive way. I specialise in dream interpretations and mental imagery which I believe will help us to make more sense of our unconscious processes and lead to greater self knowledge and understanding. I am a believer in the efficacy of talk therapy as a route to gaining control of our lives and achieving our goals. I have worked a lot with anxiety, depression and addictions with successful outcomes.
Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist I worked as a manager and support worker for over a decade in therapeutic communities (both for the NHS and for a well known charity) supporting people with severe and enduring mental health issues in their recovery.
I have been working in private practise in North London for a decade now. I will provide a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your most intimate thoughts, feelings, anxieties, memories and dreams, helping you to find positive ways to move forwards in your life, and become the person you dream of becoming, developing a stronger sense of self, whilst conquering deeply rooted negative patterns.
I work with individuals and together we decide on the frequency of sessions. I normally work on an open-ended basis.
I am happy to carry out session on Skype if it is difficult for you to get to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of UKCP:
I trained and qualified at AGIP to Masters level: AGIP training is UKCP accredited.
I am a UKCP accredited Supervisor,having completed the SAP certification.
Member of Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College;
Member of Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy.
WPF Diploma in An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I was Chair of Council at AGIP from 2013/15 and was Editor of the AGIP newsletter from 2009-2016.
I teach on the psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at AGIP on a number of subjects including,Dream Interpretations,Addictions,The Death Instinct,Fairbairn,Winnicott and Object Relations and Fairy Tales.I was on the AGIP training committee from 2017 till 2021 when I stepped down due to other commitments.
I also publish articles and lecture on film and cultural studies from a psychoanalytic perspective. I run the AGIP Film Club, which looks at cinema from a psychodynamic perspective and in March 2015 had an article published in Psychodynamic Practise On-Line (Routledge) on the Powell and Pressburger film 'Black Narcissus' entitled 'Loneliness and the loss of the soul'. In Nov 2016 I had a paper published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology entitled 'David Bowie- integrating the Alien'. I had a book review published in the UKCP magazine the Psychotherapist in 2014 entitled 'Integrative psychotherapeutic approaches to autism spectrum conditions: working with hearts of glass.
In the April 2020 edition of the 'Journal of Analytical Psychology' (an international journal of Jungian practise and theory) I had a paper published entitled: 'Grayson Perry and the recalibration of masculine emotional reactions to vulnerability and healing'.