Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Senior Clinician, Clinical Lecturer and Supervisor
A few words about myself
I am a counselling psychologist and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and currently work as Head of Clinical Services at the Tavistock Relationships, formally known as the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) in London. I am an experienced senior clinician as well as a clinical lecturer and supervisor. Prior to working in London, I served as a staff member of the Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey where I supported the training of practitioner psychologist. My work experience spans a wide variety of clinical settings from school counselling to working with those affected by relational abuse, persons experiencing emotional difficulties, burnout and the impact of unexpected life events as well as characterological difficulties.
I am a full member of the the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as being a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am HCPC registered and my practice is recognised by all the leading insurance providers.
Following undergraduate studies in psychology and communications I undertook professional training in counselling psychology allowing me obtain recognition as a counselling psychologist. I also qualified in family therapy and Gestalt (humanistic) therapy before undertaking advanced training in couple psychotherapy. I have a specialist interest in working with couples affected by significant psychological trauma and how gendered norms impact well being when these hinder personal development, effectiveness and happiness. My doctoral research focused on the conceptualisation of relational normality in the practice of psychotherapy.
I believe that psychotherapy and counselling facilitate recovery when challenging life situations, psychological or relational problems impair daily living or erode our happiness. Therapy also promotes growth for individuals and couples who desire further personal development. My work is influenced by my training in counselling psychology, gestalt psychotherapy, psychoanalytic therapy and systemic psychotherapy (family therapy). My experience allows me to offer a holistic approach to psychological treatment.
I provide both short-term focused counselling as well as longer-term psychotherapy at my private practice at AsanaHealth - on Fridays and Saturdays.
I am likely to be of help if you are currently experiencing:
- Relational difficulties
- Depression or disabling sadness
- Feelings of loss
- Obsessional thoughts
- The after-effects of trauma
- Dissatisfaction with an aspect of your behaviour
- Sexual difficulties
- Work related stress and difficulties
- Borderline personality disorder (I also see couples where one of the partners has a Personality Disorder diagnosis)
I can also be of an assistance if you desire to:
- Gain a better understanding of yourself
- Discover a sense of meaning and purpose
- Gain a greater understanding of your capacity to be a father or mother
- Review your lifestyle to improve the general quality of your life
For more information about Psychotherapy and myself please go to www.surreypsychotherapy.org.uk