I have undertaken two long and intensive adult trainings (amounting to 9.5 years) which have resulted in registration with two of the most highly regarded psychotherapy organisations: British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), having trained at the Tavistock Centre, and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Both entail extensive academic and clinical training. I have gained my clinical experience in the NHS (St. Bartholomew's Hospital School of Psychological Medicine; Edgware Community Hospital, Psychological Therapies Service; The Tavistock Clinic and the Central Middlesex Hospital). This has equipped me to listen, analyse, reflect on, and explore with you the themes and patterns that may be preventing you from moving forward or causing you distress. I am also a trained Parent-Infant Psychotherapist (Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families).
I am an infant-Observation Seminar Leader on the Masters Programme at the Anna Freud Centre (in collaboration with UCL) and the IAPT-CYP Programme (in collaboration with King's College ) as well as the Sino-British Project.
I am a Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic.
Professional Qualifications M.A. (Psychotherapy)
UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists)registered adult psychotherapist
BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) registered adult psychotherapist
TSP Member (Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists)
TPPS Member Private Referral Service for Tavistock-trained psychotherapists
ADIP (Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy)
Member of LAPIDUS (Writing for Wellbeing Organisation)
Parent-Infant Psychotherapist ( The Anna Freud Centre )
My 8.5 year training at different institutions informs my work, enabling me to draw from a number of schools of psychotherapeutic thought. However, I predominantly work psycho-dynamically and harness psychoanalytic thinking. This means there is a focus on the way early experiences impact on current functioning and the way the unconscious can influence behaviour.
I work with whatever material the patient/client brings to therapy.
Personal Approach: I work psychodynamically using psychoanalytically-informed thinking. I have also trained integratively so understand a number of different approaches to therapy. I abide by the code of ethics of my registering bodies, BPC and UKCP.
My first career was in teaching and special needs education and this helps inform my understanding of the issues parents confront and the challenges and struggles in one's own and one's children's lives and development.
I am a trained parent-infant psychotherapist and one of my roles is as a parent-infant psychotherapist in a perinatal mental health charity. I have worked also in an NHS Mother & Baby Unit (MBU).
Email in the first instance to arrange an initial appointment to discuss psychotherapy/counselling in Mill Hill/Edgware.