Psychotherapy in Brighton and London
Welcome to the website for my psychotherapy practice. Psychotherapy is an age old tradition. Though in the modern era it dates back to the early 1900s and the work of Freud and those who followed him, in truth, as far back as the ancient Greeks the practice of attending to those suffering from mental/emotional distress can be observed. In fact the term 'psychotherapy' derives from the ancient Greek words 'psyche' (meaning 'breath spirit or soul') and therapia (meaning 'healing, attendance or treatment').
There are many possible reasons for seeking to engage in psychotherapy, including the need to come to terms with traumatic experiences, a sense of pervasive dissatisfaction in one's life and one's relationships, and a desire for personal development.
I have 20 years experience of working in the mental health field, and currently work in private practice as a psychotherapist and Open Dialogue practitioner, half of the week in London and half of the week in Brighton. I am accredited and practice under the code of ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I enjoy working with a variety of people, but also specialise in working with people who are diagnosed with psychosis, schizophrenia or borderline personality disorder. For more detailed information about my background, therapeutic style/approach and Open Dialogue, please see the about page.
If you are interested in working with me, the first step is to get in touch, either for more information or to make an initial appointment. If you are looking to engage in long-term psychotherapy, I am able to offer a free initial appointment, in order to give you the opportunity to meet with other psychotherapists as well, before committing to working with someone (please note that there is a fee of £10 for such sessions in Brighton, to cover the cost of renting a room). Please request the free appointment when you get in touch to arrange a meeting.
If you would like any further information prior to the possibility of a meeting, please contact me, using either the contact form on this website, or the telephone number included at the top of the contact form.