I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I work with people usually on a frequency of one to three sessions weekly. This can be relatively brief or longer term. I am normally based in two locations, in north London (N19) and north east London (N16/N4). However, during the coronavirus health crisis I am primarily working via online sessions.
My professional training was with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) and I am registered with the psychoanalytic college of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
How I work
Whatever your reason for considering psychotherapy, I offer a professional and confidential setting for you to talk and for us to think about your experience. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy accepts that we all have an unconscious life, which can exert a powerful hold. By talking freely, it is possible to locate the conflicts, anxieties, desires and meanings underneath what is immediately apparent. This can lead to a clearer understanding of yourself, of the things that are most difficult, and what you want from life.
I operate a diverse and inclusive practice, and approach everyone as individuals, with complex lives and life experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional member of AGIP and registered with the registrant body UK Council for Psychotherapy (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis college).
My other relevant qualifications include an MA in psychoanalytic studies from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust/UEL. I also have an MA from the University of Glasgow.
I also offer supervision and have completed supervision training at the Guild of Psychotherapists.
I am a visiting lecturer to postgraduate students in psychoanalytic studies at the Tavistock and Portman/UEL and I teach on AGIP’s training programme.
I work in private practice but have past experience of working as an Honorary Psychotherapist in a specialist NHS service.
In line with good practice, I undertake regular supervision with an experienced supervisor. This supports my practice, and I also undertake regular Continuing Professional Development.
I have a diverse practice and am interested in working with people across a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. I have a particular interest in the meaning of discrimination, inequality and prejudice for mental health and before training as a psychotherapist had a background in equality and social justice policy, research and practice.
I adhere to the codes of ethics of both AGIP and UKCP. You can find more information about these ethical standards on the website of each organisation.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and my reference number is ZA485213.