Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Group Therapy Groupwork Central London WC1 North London  NW3 Hampstead Analytical and integrative Therapy

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Initial contact, fees and location

It can be confusing for many people to know what kind of help would best meet their needs. Looking for a therapist or counsellor can be an anxious time while you are trying to find a safe and qualified professional, someone you feel you can build a trusting relationship with in order to help you. The first step involves an initial consultation in which we discuss the most appropriate form of therapy or counselling - and whether time-limited, long-term, individual, couple, or group therapy would prove most helpful. This initial meeting lasts usually 50 minutes.


We then look at whether we might work together or if a referral to another therapist would be better for you. I belong to several networks of highly qualified practitioners who refer to each other. Therapy is confidential. Sometimes I work jointly with other professionals or communicate with GP’s; I follow appropriate professional guidelines.

I welcome self referrals as well as calls from GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, or other members of the helping professions. I have worked jointly with members of the complementary medicines and have received calls from Human Resources as well as Insurance companies to discuss the services that I offer. I am registered with Aviva, Bupa and WPA.

Fees are negotiable and considered in context of income and affordability. You may want to contact which provides a list of practitioners offering options for low-cost psychotherapy.

For further information or to arrange an initial consultation, please email: for easy access, or telephone: +44 (0)20 31120031 .

You can contact me weekdays by email or phone. Please leave your name and telephone number and a time when it would be convenient to return your call to discuss your request in confidence.

I rent consulting rooms at the following locations:

PSYCTC, Hamilton House

Ground floor
Mabledon Place

London WC1H 9BD

phone +44 (0)20 31120031


Euston, King’s Cross Station)


College Crescent Practice

23 College Crescent

London NW3 5LL

phone +44 (0)20 31120031


Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage)


The Institute of Group Analysis

1 Daleham Gardens

London NW3 5BY

phone +44 (0)20 31120031


Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road)

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College Crescent Practice  |  23 College Crescent, London NW3 5LL · t +44 (0)203 112031

PSYCTC  |  Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Central London WC1H 9BD · t +44 (0)20 31120031