My Qualifications and Orientation North London Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Registrant: British Psychoanalytic Council
Member: British Psychotherapy Foundation
Friend: The Inner City Centre
Affiliated: British Performing Arts Medicine Trust.
I did a seven-year training and qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in 1996. My training was with the London Centre for Psychotherapy, now called the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. This council regulates all psychoanalytic training and registers all practitioners.
Who am I?
I work in private practice in Crouch End, North London. For nine years, until August 2010, I worked in a Complex Needs Service where I was a Principle Psychotherapist. I had a specialist responsibility for Assessments. This work involved making decisions about treatment pathways: psychoanalytic psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy, counselling, CBT with a trained psychologist, or (re-) referral to a consultant psychiatrist.. I supervised psychiatrists training in psychotherapy and therapists who were working within the NHS psychotherapy department.
I worked for the British Performing Arts Medicine Trust as their Assessment Therapist from 1998-2007. BAPAM (founded in part by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, is now called Helping Musicians) was organised so that performers who approached BAPAM for psychological help would be seen by the Assessment Therapist. I would refer the performer to a psychoanalytic therapist or a psychologist. I still carry out occasional assessments for this organisation.
I have supervised psychiatrists in training, psychologists and therapists as part of my work in the NHS.
For eight years I was a member of the Difficult Patient Seminar at the Portman Clinic, Hampstead (The Portman and Tavistock NHS Trust). While I was a member of this group the work undertaken meant that there was the opportunity to investigate in considerable depth the motive behind sexual behaviours that caused concern either to individuals themselves or concern to others. The Portman clinic is a specialist service with a long and respected history. It also offered patients who come with gender-related issues. e.g. transgender or transsexual patients, the opportunity to think in-depth about their situation before resorting to surgery.
My training enables me to work with:
Experience as a new parent
eating disorders e,g bulimia and anorexia
My first qualification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Counselling was in 1988 when I gained a certificate in psychoanalytically based counselling from the Lincoln Clinic, now part of the British Psychotherapy Foundation.
I have a Master's degree in Criminology (Distinction awarded) Also, before training, I had secured a degree in Sociology and Psychology, and a PGCE (London University).
I am influenced, in particular, by the writings of S. Freud, M.Klein, W.R.D. Fairbairn, W.Bion and D. Winnicott alongside more contemporary psychoanalytic writers. As I have worked in the NHS, I also draw on the ideas of neuroscientists, like A. Shaw and M. Sohms, who argue that it is necessary to think about the structure of the brain and the need for affect regulation’ when assisting patients.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy or counselling in CROUCH END
NORTH LONDON PSYCHOTHERAPY in CROUCH END - in a safe and confidential setting - and surrounding areas in North London or Central London; near to ISLINGTON, HOLLOWAY, MUSWELL HILL, HIGHGATE and ARCHWAY. Nearest Tubes: FINSBURY PARK, ARCHWAY, HIGHGATE and TURNPIKE LANE