Treatments focussed on managing the symptom can be a good place to start – perhaps you already have – but therapy here is a wider project. I will always attend closely and gently to distress and what lies behind it. We do the same, as you choose to bring them, with your present situation and relationships, and with your past, including the experiences that formed you as a child. My approach fully accepts the often extraordinarily difficult situations and feelings that bring people for treatment. We work patiently processing them and, in time, this gives you a firmer sense of the ground you stand on. But coming here is a commitment. In return you can expect to be heard deeply, accurately, non-judgementally and confidentially for as long as you need.
This sort of concentrated attention is very rare. To be able to offer it, I have had a long and demanding training, including years in analysis myself. I have worked as a psychotherapist for six years with a diverse caseload in terms of presenting problem, gender, race, sexuality, and socio-economic grouping. For part of this time, I had the experience of supporting people with disabling mental health conditions in therapeutic groups and in the community.
My office is in the centre of Cambridge, but I work a lot online supported by a reliable internet connection and specialist training for Online Therapy.
I see clients one-to-one on a once-weekly model, although I can offer more frequent sessions when needed.
My qualifications include MA (St. Andrews), PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/Roehampton), Certificate in Group Facilitation (Gestalt). My work is regulated by the British Psychoanalytic Council. I am also a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
The first step to starting therapy is to contact me to arrange a brief telephone conversation. We may then agree to meet for an initial consultation.