Hello, and welcome to my website. I am an experienced and registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, psychodynamic counsellor and clinical supervisor based in Farringdon, central London EC1, located between the City and the West End.
I offer consultations to individuals and couples who are seeking help in working on their emotional difficulties. Additionally, I provide professional supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals who are engaged in clinical practice.
At the current time, I have extremely limited availability for new patients or supervisees. If it is not possible for me to see you, I am willing to help you find a suitably qualified and experienced therapist or supervisor.
What sort of problems might therapy help me with?
People have commonly sought help from me when struggling with emotional problems such as:
- feeling stressed or anxious
- coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, or redundancy
- lacking confidence, self-esteem or having feelings of underachievement
- realising an inability to make or sustain good relationships
- repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships
- feeling depressed, sad or empty
- lacking a sense of purpose in life
- having unresolved issues from the past
- difficulties relating to sexuality
- coming to terms with, or addressing ones identity, as gay, lesbian or bisexual
- problems at work
- problems within a couple relationship
- family conflicts
I provide a safe, calm and confidential environment, where you can identify, explore and work through the things that are troubling you.
Through the relationship between us, I aim to help you discover and develop new ways of approaching life; ways which are less compromised by past patterns which have contributed to your distress and suffering in the present. I also offer psychotherapy to couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship.
For recent onset problems, often with a clear focus, such as a bereavement or a problem at work, individuals tend to come for once-weekly counselling. For difficulties which are more complex and of a long-standing nature, people frequently opt for psychotherapy, attending sessions two, three or four times a week in order to work on their problems more intensively.
Whether it is an individual or a couple seeking help, making a commitment to the therapeutic process in terms of time and openness to work on entrenched difficulties is extremely important if such conflicts are to change.
I have undertaken rigorous training in counselling and psychotherapy and offer both options within my practice. I have also completed post-qualification study in clinical supervision and couple psychotherapy, and offer these services within my practice.
If you would like to find out more about my approach to therapy please click here. To find out more about my clinical training and experience please click here.
My consulting room is located in London EC1, and is within easy walking distance of Chancery Lane, Farringdon and Holborn stations. I am also conveniently located for those living or working in areas such as the City of London, the West End, central London, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch, Bloomsbury, Islington, Barbican, Old Street, Moorgate, Mid-Town and Liverpool Street..
Several bus routes serve the area, and there are metered car parking spaces and a NCP carpark adjacent to my counselling and psychotherapy practice. For a map of my area please click here.
What to do next?
It is not unusual to feel uncertain or anxious about making initial contact with a counsellor or psychotherapist. An experienced practitioner will understand this, and is trained to listen and to help with the process.
If you would like to explore things further, please feel free to contact me by telephone or email to discuss your situation, or to set up an preliminary consultation. All communications between us will be treated in complete confidence, and I attempt to respond to all enquiries promptly.
Supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals
I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor, who provides supervision and case consultation to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. To find out more about my approach to supervision, and the consultation services I provide, please click here. You are welcome to call or email me at any time if you wish to discuss the possibility of beginning supervision with me.