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About the Relationship Trauma Psychologist

About me and how I work


I am an experienced HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist offering private counselling & relationship counselling, face to face and online at Earls Court,
Kensington. Before founding Relationships in Mind back in 2014, I had already been working in the NHS for a number of years with the full spectrum of needs in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings with both outpatients and inpatients, individuals, groups, and families.

 

I have always wanted to create a safe space where individuals and couples could have the time to think about themselves in depth and create more mindful connections. I am committed to offering therapy which is accessible to people who have experienced trauma and members of the LGBTQA+ community.

In addition to my doctoral training in counselling psychology, I hold a number of postgraduate qualifications:

– I am an advanced trainee in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

– a certificate in the psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of trauma (the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust)

– a masters in the theory of psychoanalysis (University College London)

– a masters in work psychology (University of East London)

+ ISTDP is derived from psychoanalysis which provides the most sophisticated view of the human mind, but it could not be more practical in its delivery.

+ I endeavour to keep patients in therapy for as long as they need to and not a moment longer. 

+ I try to do the best I can not to perpetuate the oppression of minoritised people.

+ My approach is transparent and non-mysterious. You should not be wondering what is going on. 

+ It is focused and goal-directed. It is not ‘just talking’, “tea and sympathy”.

+ It is highly collaborative and there is a clear division of labour.

 

Professional registrations

I am registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the organisation that regulates psychology in the UK. I am also chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), which is the gold standard of practice for British psychologists. I abide by the code of ethics and standards of practice of both organisations. You can locate my registration details by clicking on the above links.