How I work

I am a professionally trained, qualified and BPC-registered psychodynamic psychotherapist. For a brief explanation of what psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is, see the BPC’s overview here.

My standard fee is £80 for a 50-minute session of individual therapy at my consulting room near Turnpike Lane. I additionally run a low-fee clinic for those who are struggling to make ends meet. There is currently a waiting list for a place on this scheme.

For our first meeting, during which we decide together if and how we might proceed, I allow 90 minutes for the consultation and charge the standard fee.

The most typical treatment I offer is open-ended, once-weekly psychotherapy.

I work in English or French.

Some of the issues in which I have expertise include:

  • Addiction (including sex/desire-related addictions, work-related addictions and co-dependencies)
  • Attachment and intimacy problems
  • Anxiety, panic and feelings of emptiness
  • Childhood neglect and abuse
  • Class and cultural displacement
  • Depression and dissociation
  • Family dysfunction and estrangement
  • Loneliness, isolation and emotional anorexia
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Racism and racialised injury
  • Rage and self-sabotage
  • Sex, sexuality and the navigation of sexual identities
  • Shame and low self-esteem
  • Trauma (including complex trauma, developmental trauma and inter-generational trauma).

“The occurrence of an event is not the same thing as knowing what it is that one has lived through. Most people had not lived — nor could it, for that matter, be said that they had died — through any of their terrible events. They had simply been stunned by the hammer. They passed their lives thereafter in a kind of limbo of denied and unexamined pain. The great question that faced him this morning was whether or not he had ever, really, been present at his life.”

― James Baldwin