- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
I have over thirty years experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist, with extensive experience both within the NHS and the private sector. This has included working within multidisciplinary teams; providing consultations to assess the full range of psychological and emotional difficulties; offering short and longer term individual, couple and group therapy and supervising and teaching of trainee clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.
I am also a qualified Psychoanalyst, trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London and see individuals for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
I am a Clinical Director of Facing Parenthood, the first London based Independent Service, to offer specialist psychological help to individuals and couples with emotional difficulties emerging at different stages of parenthood, from planning to have a baby, to the experience of children leaving home. Our emphasis is on helping with periods of transition such as pregnancy, birth, the post natal period and adolescence. This service also offers specialist psychological help to those struggling with fertility issues.
In my private practice I see both individuals and couples seeking help with :
Ante natal and post natal maternal and paternal depression
Psychological difficulties linked to fertility and pregnancy
Ante natal birth anxiety and post natal birth trauma
Attachment problems and mother/father-infant bonding difficulties
Emotional struggles linked to early and later stages of parenthood
Trauma (both recent and childhood)
Loss, for example difficulties which develop following a bereavement.
I am chartered by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I adhere to their code of ethics and standards of continuing professional development (CPD).
I am an Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of both the British Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association.
Areas of interest
Individual and couple therapy for: depression; anxiety; stress; trauma (both recent and childhood); relationship problems; eating disorders; difficulties linked to the experience of loss; perinatal difficulties; fertility issues; ante natal and post natal depression: ante and post natal anxiety; birth anxiety and birth trauma; bonding/attachment difficulties; mother/father-infant relationship problems; emotional difficulties emerging at the transition into parenthood and at different stages of parenting, including parenting adolescents.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
Psychological aspects of the perinatal period
Aetiology and treatment of Post natal depression
Post natal anxiety
Links between difficulties in childhood and psychological difficulties in adulthood.
Intergenerational transmission of parenting difficulties
Courses offered to GPs
Psychological issues during the perinatal period.
Clinical Psychology - psychological assessment and treatment
- BA Hons Psychology 1st class Trinity College Dublin 1988
- Foundations od Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 1996
- Full training Adult Psychoanalyst British Psychoanalytic Society- Institiute of Psychoanalysis 2017
- MSc Clinical Psycholgy University College London 1993
Details of entry to specialist register
- C Psychol AFPBsS Associate Fellow British Psychological Society , 1995
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist , 2009
- British Psychoanalytic Council , 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society
Member division of Clinical Psychology
Member Psychotherapy section
Member Perinatal Specialist Interest Group
Member British Psychoanalytical Society (M.Instit.Psychoanal)
Member International Psychoanalytical Association IPA
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)