£70 for 50 Minutes
£60 for 50 Minutes
Do you feel overwhelmed by feelings and emotions you can’t understand? Are you facing difficulties in your life that make you unsure where to turn? Do you struggle with relationships or feel isolated and alone? Do you have a difficult relationship with food? Have you harmed yourself or struggled with thoughts of ending your life? Have you experienced trauma, abuse, violence or loss? Have you turned to drugs or alcohol to help cope with difficult memories or emotions? Are you going through stress related to work? Do you suffer from chronic pain?
Whatever your situation, I will work with you to explore your feelings and help develop an understanding of your experiences in relation to the whole person that you are. I understand that starting therapy can feel like embarking on a journey into the unknown. It’s true that we cannot know what we will discover when we start to look inside ourselves. At times this can feel frightening or uncomfortable. I will share this journey with you, at your pace, and create a safe space for you to explore your experiences and emotions.
My training is in psychodynamic therapy. This involves working to understand the unconscious processes that influence our feelings and relationships in the present that have arisen as a result of experiences at earlier stages in our lives. I am able to use a range of different techniques and find a way of working that feels right for you, as we work together to understand your challenges as well as your strengths. In this way we can seek to bring light into your life and develop the strength to look ahead with creativity, energy and confidence and build strong and fulfilling relationships for the future.
I am an NHS GP working in East London since 2003 and a psychotherapist.
I have many years’ experience in helping people with a broad range of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm. I have a special interest in supporting people with drug and alcohol problems and have expertise in working with people experiencing homelessness or living in hostel accommodation. I train doctors in the management of drug and alcohol misuse problems.
I have worked extensively with refugees and survivors of torture, as well as survivors of sexual assault. I have a clinical lead role for a primary care domestic violence project and have much experience working with survivors of abuse. Previous academic work includes research with south Asian women who have experienced domestic abuse and issues of honour including forced marriage. I am currently completing a dissertation researching GPs’ understanding of the unconscious as part of a masters in psychodynamic counselling at Goldsmiths University of London.
Qualifications and memberships: MBBS BSc DFFP DRCOG MRCGP