What I Offer

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My psychotherapy practice is based in the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre in Central London. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I see adults, young people/adolescents and their parents. Please contact me if you would like to talk about arranging an initial consultation if you are thinking of starting therapy.

An initial consultation for psychotherapy usually takes an hour; I like to think carefully with you about your life and the current difficulties that lead you to consider starting therapy, and to think through the options for therapy. Sometimes a series of up to four shorter meetings – of 50 minutes –  can be offered instead of one consultation; I usually offer this to young people/adolescents. I offer open-ended therapy, usually on a weekly or twice weekly basis, and time-limited therapy (usually for 6 or 12 months) according to what best fits the individual’s circumstances.

Therapy is at the same time each week, and this is agreed with you before therapy begins. I make sure you are informed well ahead of the time of therapy breaks in the summer, at Christmas and Easter. Your regular attendance is important; your session times are preserved so all sessions you miss are charged. Times I am not available are not charged. My fees are negotiable according to your circumstances, and we discuss and agree fees before the therapy begins.

TAPP: Time-Limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Young People

I offer consultation, supervision and training for individuals, groups and services interested in developing and using TAPP.

Practitioner training in TAPP is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). It involves 3 elements:

  • A two-day introductory teaching/learning of the TAPP model and method: preparation for practice
  • Supervised practice of 2 TAPP cases
  • Three days’ clinical reflective workshops linking theory and practice

For further information please send me an email

Lectures, seminars and talks

I am an experienced, enthusiastic and stimulating public speaker. I give regular public lectures in the UK and internationally..

I have presented at many academic conferences, such as the European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, the European Social Work Research Conference, the World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress, The International Psychoanalytic Association Congress

Some  examples of talks include:

  • How will this country address the rights, care and protection of migrant children?  Introductory talk, Roundtable Debate and Formal Launch of BME & Migrants Advisory Group; Safeguarding Children and Young People, House of Commons, hosted by Sir Keir Starmer, 18/01/2017  
  • Time and time limits in adolescent psychotherapy: Time Limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adolescents and Young Adults (TAPP), keynote, Western Australia Association of Psychotherapists, Perth, WA 22/07/16
  • The role of shame in adolescent suicidal behaviour, Clinical conference, McLean Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, 21.07.15

Training, Teaching and Workshops

I enjoy sharing ideas and facilitating learning through leading workshops and training events with a wide range of participants. I offer bespoke courses and workshops for teams, organisations and groups in any setting. Some examples of recent training and workshops are:

  • Introduction (2 days) to Time limited Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Working with suicidal and self-harming young people

Consultation and Supervision

I know from experience that professionals in health and social care value and often rely on consultation and clinical or practice supervision

I offer one-to-one, paired or group supervision for people working in all sectors – health, social care and voluntary/charitable and of all professional backgrounds including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychotherapists and counsellors. The main consideration is to help make the work more meaningful and to enhance a sense of understanding of processes in each case.

Supervision can either focus on work with particular clients/service users/patients to address issues in a particular piece of work, or alternatively the focus can be on the role of the consultee in their work, whether in an organisation or working privately. The focus for supervision is usually a key discussion in the first meeting.

Consultation can be on a one-off, time-limited or regular basis. I am happy to meet face-to-face or where more convenient and practical, to conduct meetings through Skype.

Infant Observation

I provide consultation and supervision of infant observations, individually or in groups, (including using online video conferencing e.g.Skype and Zoom), consultation on research projects which use infant observation.

Evaluation and research

I am actively involved in researching key areas of health and social care. You can find recent research projects on my webpages at the University of East London, Centre for Social Work Research.

I am available to engage with services, organisations and individuals who wish to make use of evaluations or research in furthering aspects of their work.

Organisations I am involved with include:

Leicester CAMHS

Lambeth CAMHS

Western Australia Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Maytree Respite Centre (www.maytree.org.uk);

Victoria Climbié Foundation www.vcf-uk.org 

Mother Tongue ( www.mothertongue.org.uk)

Tower Hamlets Social Care and CAMHS

Kent and Sussex Partnership CAMHS,

Bromley Samaritans,

Enfield CAMHS,

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies;


University of Hong Kong,

Institute of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Sydney, Australia

Canberra Psychoanalytic Centre;

Harvard University

University of Kassel, Germany