My qualifications

When considering therapy it is essential to choose a therapist or analyst who has both completed a thorough and rigorous training, and who is professionally registered and experienced.

My first training was at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which has an international reputation for clinical excellence. I have a M.A. in the Foundations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and also completed a further Intermediate Clinical Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, again at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

In addition I am also a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS), and have completed their full adult training, which enables me to offer intensive treatment and to use the title of Psychoanalyst. The BPAS is the original Society in the UK to offer psychoanalysis in this country and was founded in 1915.

My training has been registered by the BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council) and I am also an accredited professional member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), which is the largest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. I am also a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.

As well as my private practice I have clinical experience in a number of mental health settings. As part of my training I worked in the Adult Department at the Tavistock and Portman Trust, and also the psychotherapy department of a NHS Trust based at Edinburgh House in St. Albans. At present I work as an adult psychotherapist at the Camden Psychotherapy Unit in Kentish Town and as a psychoanalyst with the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis.

How long does it take?

Understandably this is often a question that concerns individuals before starting on therapy, and equally it is difficult to predict. Often there can be an immediate relief from beginning to talk if that possibility has not been there before. Real change that will last even during stressful situations in the future is not easy to come by. It takes time to build trust with a therapist in order to talk freely. People are not simple, and it can take time to explore the nature of the problem in ways that lead to a deepening of understanding and not superficial quick answers. I work on an open-ended basis, and it is always your decision to continue or not.


My initial consultation fee is £75. The fee for on-going work will be discussed as part of the consultation process, and may vary according to individual circumstances. It will also vary according to the frequency of the treatment. Typically fees start from around £60. I do sometimes have lower fees available.

I work within strict guidelines for the profession, have regular supervision, and undertake regular professional development. I have professional indemnity insurance.

“Trust is a vital part of the therapeutic process, and I treat all information disclosed as confidential, whether in person, on the phone or by email. I believe that it is essential to feel safe and secure in the relationship.”