The situations people bring to therapy are many and various, ranging from nameable problems such as depression and social anxiety to more elusive troubles such as loss of direction and difficulties with decision-making. For many years now, it has been my work and privilege to witness and support others as they struggle to find a way through distress and confusion – and my pleasure to see them recover and move on.
I am an experienced therapeutic practitioner, qualified as both a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a practitioner psychologist and currently registered with the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council). I offer time-limited and open-ended psychotherapy in Kilburn, North London. You can read more about my therapeutic approach in the ‘what kind of psychotherapy?‘ section of the website. My normal fee range is £65-£75 per 50 minute session. I have some spaces available in the late morning and early afternoon for students and others on a low income with a fee range of £50-£60. For full details of my qualifications and experience, please see the biography page of the website, where you will also find a link to my CV.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of coming to see me, please email me on or telephone or text on 07986 599848. The next step is to find a mutually convenient time to meet and arrange one or two introductory sessions, so that you can get a sense of my approach and we can discuss whether it would be helpful to you to come along for regular sessions – usually once a week. At this point, we can also discuss the question of time-limited or open-ended therapy, in the light of your resources and the concerns that bring you to therapy. If there does not seem to be a ‘fit’ between us, I will do my best to suggest other possibilities for you to pursue.
I also offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists on a weekly or fortnightly basis, rooted in an object relations approach but drawing also on cognitive behavioural, attachment-based and narrative influences.
In addition to my clinical work, I have contributed to the field of psychotherapy by way of talks and training workshops. Details of these are listed in the relevant section of the website. If you are interested in inviting me to contribute to a conference or seminar series or to to run a half-day or day workshop for your organisation, please contact me on .
I have also contributed to the field via publications, in the form of journal papers and two books- Psychosomatic Health: the body and the word, published by Palgrave and Hidden Self-Harm: narratives from psychotherapy, published by Jessica Kingsley. I am currently working on ways of extending and applying the concept of ‘narrative repair’, a phrase I first used in ‘Hidden Self-Harm’ in 2003, and am working on a third book with the provisional title ‘The Skin around the Self’.