I have been in private practice in London since 2010 and have many years' experience in both short- and long-term work. I am trained to provide intensive psychological work (3+ times weekly), but, where appropriate, also provide 1x and 2x weekly sessions. My personal interests lie in emotional growth, identity and cultural differences.
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.” C.G. Jung
Strength grows from the discovery of one's hereto uncharted weaknesses and potentials. Greater awareness of your web of inner and outer connections can support you in managing the world around you. It encourages you to distinguish between who you are and who other people want you to be. To this purpose I provide a space that meets you with an open mind, where things can be expressed freely.
I can help with, and am interested in, the following presentations (the list is not exhaustive):
- Anxiety, Stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Familial difficulties
- Child development and early relational traumas
- Loss and bereavement
- Work related problems
- Lack of self-confidence
- Difficulties with destructive patterns (food, addictions, self-perception)
- Mid-life crisis
- Exploration of sexual, gender and cultural identities
- Training Analyst (BJAA, IPCAPA), Senior Jungian Analyst (BPF), London, 2021
- Qualification as a Jungian Analyst, British Jungian Analytical Association (BJAA), British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF), London, 2016
- MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development (Jungian strand), BPF/Birkbeck, London, 2012
- Developing Supervision Skills, British Association of Psychotherapists (now BPF), London, 2010
- Foundation course in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy with Institute of Systemic/Family Therapy (Scotland), 2008
- Accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), 2007
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Edinburgh University, 2004 (COSCA accredited)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2000
I started on the path of 'talking cures' in 2002, working as a psychodynamic therapist with adults in voluntary agencies as well as in a reputable psychotherapy centre in Edinburgh from 2005 to 2010. In the latter I offered open-ended once weekly psychodynamic therapy to adults as well as short-term and solution-focused therapy, also via EAPs (Employment Assistance Programmes). I have been supervising psychodynamic counsellors and therapists since 2008.
In the last 20+ years of practice I have acquired in-depth experience of emotional development through work with children (5+), adolescents and young adults, first as a support worker until 2003 (psychiatric inpatient units and in residential foster care), then as a youth counsellor in voluntary agencies, schools and colleges as well as for an NHS Trust organisation. Included in that work was consultation to professionals and parents as well as group facilitation. Furthermore, personal analysis, infant observation as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic work in the NHS whilst maintaining a full-time private practice have added a wealth of experiences and continue to enrich my therapeutic practice today.
My current private practice prioritises intensive work with 18+ adults (3x+ weekly). This includes people considering an intensive training with either the BJAA or on the Jungian pathway of IPCAPA (Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, BPF); I also enjoy working with Music and Art therapists(-in-training) and can provide assessments for the BPF Clinic as well as for the St Marylebone HCC. In addition to the above mentioned experiences, a culturally diverse background, a first degree in Translating as well as intensive clinical work over the years have focussed my interest in discovering the various ways people connect and communicate, not only through words, but also through images, dreams and bodily symptoms.
Since 2017 I have been a member of the BJAA Training Committee, holding various roles. As an active member of this team I enjoy supporting analysts-in-training as a mentoring tutor, coordinating tutors, as well as engaging with TC members in creative thinking to keep the training curricula lively and responsive to societal changes. Another important aspect of TC work involves making clinical judgments in regards to monitoring progress of analysts-in-training.
I also supervise therapists interested in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and Jungian thinking and adapt my skills according to the needs of the therapist. Apart from being a support to both therapist and their clients, my main concern is to foster and maintain a lively creative interest in our analytic and therapeutic enterprise.
BPC Registrant No. 21264
Member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
MBACP (Accr) No. 564636