I work with people in a wide variety of conditions from depression or anxiety to eating disorders, to stress from a particular life situation, recovery after breakdown, or needing to deepen and calm their understanding of themselves and their relationships. At this point in my career, I don’t want to specialise, but, like a medical general practitioner, I can make referrals for specialist treatment where necessary.
My clinical interests include trauma, especially its transmission between generations. When clients have the space to reflect calmly and in depth, it is clear that apparently minor repeated experiences can result in significant traumatic damage. Therapy is the best and only place to work this through.
My professional focus is helping people use the upsetting crises that occur in most lives as a way to a more rooted sense of themselves.
I have qualifications from WPF Therapy and Roehampton University in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, from the Gestalt Centre for work with groups, and specialist training in online therapy. Alongside my five years treating a diverse group of clients, the most important aspect of my formation was as a patient in psychoanalysis myself. Having been very deep in the process, I can support clients better as they give space to find, and speak, what is there in them. This level of experience in rare in a psychotherapist trained to see clients once or twice a week. Work with a psychoanalyst who will have this much personal experience, at three, four or five sessions a week is an unnecessary level of commitment for most people.
I am a Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, and my work is regulated by them.