As a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, my theoretical orientation is based on psychoanalytical concepts and ideas. This means that I work in an empathic, non-judgmental manner, providing a secure and confidential space in which you will have a voice and be listened to. We will work towards understanding your underlying or unconscious issues that have a profound influence on your everyday life. The work is carried out by exploring and analysing your thoughts, feelings, emotions; your early relationships and examine recurring patterns and how your past experiences perhaps affect and manifest in the present relationships. I will help you in starting to understand yourself better and to become more self-aware. This can be a painful and poignant process but an important stage to go through before arriving at a place where you feel more content.
If you are seeking therapy for recent onset problems, such as bereavement, end of a relationship, work-related issues etc. we can meet for once a week counselling sessions
that are specifically focused on the presenting problem. Counselling sessions are time-limited, each session lasts up to 50 minutes and we can agree to meet for a
number of weeks, a minimum of 8 weeks.
Psychotherapy is best suited if you wish to gain better insight by engaging in deeper analysis or seek therapy to examine more complex longstanding problems and unresolved issues. We would meet once or twice a week for 50-minute sessions on a long-term/open-ended contract.
All therapy sessions are confidential and take place in a safe and secure environment in my consulting room in Farringdon, EC1A 2EJ. I adhere to the patient-therapist boundaries and guidelines set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Initial Consultation Meeting
After we have agreed on a day and time to meet, I will invite you to an initial consultation which may take up to two sessions. Each session will take up to 50 minutes; it is an opportunity for us to explore the reasons that have brought you to therapy and provide you with a sense of how therapy works. If you have concerns or questions about embarking on a course of therapy, this is an opportunity to discuss them with me, without obligation. Once the consultation sessions are over, we will discuss the best course of treatment for you.