Many outcome studies have shown that getting the right "fit" between therapist and patient is an important factor in ensuring the success of treatment. I would also suggest that it is important to seek help from someone who is clinically experienced, and who has undertaken rigorous training.
I hold the following professional and academic qualifications:
- Clinical Qualification in Psychoanalysis with Adults (British Psychoanalytic Association)
- Clinical Qualification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Therapy)
- MA (with distinction) in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (Roehampton University)
- Diploma in Psychoanalytic Supervision (Guild of Psychotherapists)
In addition to my formal training, I undertook more than a decade of personal psychoanalysis, and therefore know first-hand what it is like to be in long-term intensive therapy as a patient.
I am registered with, or a member of, the following professional bodies:
- British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
- International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA)
- International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
- British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS)
For many years I have been involved in the training and supervision of psychotherapists and counsellors. I am also an approved training therapist for various psychodynamic and psychoanalytic trainings in London.