I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I work predominantly within the psychodynamic model of psychotherapy. This type of therapy focuses on revealing the unconscious content of an individual’s psyche/mind to help understand where psychic tension,difficulties and emotional issues originate from. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, this helps individuals to understand their deep rooted feelings and emotions. This helps to try and resolve the problems and issues that they are experiencing.
Our psyche can bury painful and traumatic emotions and feelings into our unconscious minds. Painful feelings, emotions and memories which are to difficult for the conscious mind to process. As a result of the burying of these painful memories and experiences individuals can sometimes behave in ways which they do not understand. Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps to understand these behaviours and make significant changes to these behaviours.
Individuals who are genuinely interested in exploring themselves and are looking for self knowledge as to why they behave the way they do,as well as symptom relief will benefit most from this type of therapy. This type of therapy will also be of benefit to individuals who seem to “have it all” but still feel “empty” or troubled inside and have had difficult and traumatic childhoods.
I have provided psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced deep trauma from incidents which have been documented in the media and National News Outlets. My experience is extensive and I intend to help you with the difficulties or issues that you are experiencing.
Since 1998 I have completed various training courses in Counselling, culminating in qualifying with a Master of Science degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I began my clinical work, pre and post qualification at the Complex Care Clinic of St Ann’s Hospital part of the Haringey, Enfield and Barnet NHS Trust in London. I provided psychodynamic therapy for individuals who had very complex psychological/emotional/mental health problems such as borderline personality disorder, paranoid schizoid disorders, depression, anxiety and many more. Most of the therapy that I provided was long term, face to face. I do provide online therapy by Skype when it is very difficult to attend in person face to face sessions.
I provide psychotherapy from my private practice at Lily House, before then I provided treatment at the The Rectory Lane Psychotherapy Clinic at North Essex Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust for individuals who suffered with complex longstanding psychological and emotional issues.
I have also provided and still provide short term face to face counselling to individuals who as a result of traumatic life events in adulthood, have felt they have been unable to cope with or make sense of life anymore. Traumatic life events such as a death in the family, divorce, redundancy, domestic violence and other tragic life events.
I worked as a counsellor at the Enfield Women’s Centre providing counselling to women that had experienced domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, rape, depression, anxiety, low self esteem and a general inability to cope with life.
I have also worked with women who have undergone abortions or termination of pregnancies and are having difficulty with the decision they made or the decision they were pressured into.
Summary of Qualifications
Master of Science (Psychotherapy and Counselling)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Higher Certificate In Counselling
Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
Mondays:- 9.00 am – 9.50 am, 1.00 pm – 2.50 pm
Tuesdays:- 8.00 am – 8.50 am, 9.00 am – 9.50 am, 10.00 am – 10.50 am, 11.00 am – 11.50 am.
Wednesdays:- 12.00 pm – 12.50 pm
£75.00 – Individual face to face therapy per session.
£85.00 – Couples therapy per session.
£150.00 – Corporate Clients per session.
I charge a concessional fee of £65.00 for those on a lower income.