“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them ”
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Interpersonal Psychotherapist who has full accreditation with both the BABCP and IPTUK. I am also a qualified EMDR practitioner and have specialised in perinatal mental health within the NHS.
Perinatal mental health issues such as postnatal depression, birth trauma and anxious attachments
Common Anxiety Disorders (see specialities)
I completed a three year post graduate diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2008. Following this I worked part-time in GP surgeries and charities around London.
In 2010 completed a further post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have since been working full time as a CBT Therapist. In this capacity I provide treatment for depression and anxiety disorders such as OCD, generalised anxiety and PTSD.
In 2016 I completed training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy with the Anna Freud Centre. IPT is an alternative treatment for depression with a strong evidence base and is also effective for bereavement. It has a strong focus on developing positive relationships.
What to expect
New clients start with a brief telephone assessment to determine if the services I can offer match their needs. Telephone assessments are £40 which is refunded when sessions start.
Treatment sessions are £65 or £80 at weekends and last for 50 minutes. The frequency will be based on what is most helpful and manageable for the client at that particular time. They can range from intensive (several times a week) to once a month, depending on need. It is also possible to arrange one off review or follow-up sessions when treatment has ended. I am able to offer discounted fees to students and individuals with special circumstances and can lower fees for patients who have more than one session a week.
Psychodynamic counselling has it's roots in the analysis conducted by Sigmund Freud in the late 1800's. While the theory and practice has developed considerably, it remains an explorative form of treatment which encourages the clients to take their time and reflect. It helps people to deepen their understanding of their own thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships and has a strong focus connecting the past to the present.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a structured, goal oriented treatment for anxiety disorders and depression. It is focused on the here and now and seeks to understand how specific problems are maintained through the clients patterns of thinking and behaviour. CBT has a strong evidence base and uses practical strategies and techniques to help the client work through specific issues.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a structured treatment for depression with a strong focus on relationships. It helps client to navigate conflicts, come to terms with significant life changes, form and maintain positive relationships and work through bereavement. Like CBT the emphasis is on improving specific symptoms.
Telephone Assessment £40 (refunded in the first session)
Standard Treatment sessions £65
Weekend treatment sessions £80
I offer discounted fees to students, older adults and individuals with special circumstances.
To arrange an assessment or for any further information, please fill in the contact form or email me at the address below. Please check your junk mail if you do not receive a response within 24 hours