Adolescents, adults, couples, groups.
Areas of Special Interest
Relationship and family issues, trauma and abuse, grief, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, identity issues.
You may be finding it hard to:
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help you to:
- Feel confident
- Manage stress and anxiety
- Cope with extreme feelings
- Fit in or belong
- Get along with people
- Deal with a bereavement or loss
- Gain confidence through self-knowledge and understanding
- Resolve relationship issues - past and present
- Face trauma and gain self-acceptance
- Look after your own needs and those of loved ones
- Find meaning in life’s experiences
- Move on and make better choices
- Find contentment and happiness
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides a confidential and non-judgemental setting to which you can bring your thoughts and feelings and think about them together with a therapist trained to listen, observe and help you to understand yourself.
You can feel very supported and possibly also challenged by ongoing therapy. Therapy can gradually help you to loosen rigid patterns and defences and to move forward and develop emotionally and psychologically. Gradually unravelling the unconscious meaning of behaviour and symptoms may lead to deeper levels of growth and change. This differs from an approach that offers advice or coping strategies.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Psychotherapist
- Member of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists (MNZAP)
- Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Clinic, London)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (a training accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Working with Groups and Organisations (Tavistock Clinic, London)
Background and Experience
I have been a practitioner of psychotherapy and counselling for more than fifteen years, in London and New Zealand. I have provided psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults in the National Health Service, counselling in agencies for young people and provision to secondary school pupils. I currently provide adult psychotherapy in a service for survivors of sexual abuse, and have a private practice.
Psychoanalytic supervision for trainees and psychotherapists.