• Addiction

    Addiction / Alcohol, Addiction / Caffeine, Addiction / Cannabis, Addiction / Cocaine, Addiction / Drug, Addiction / Gambling, Addiction / Inhalant, Addiction / Internet, Addiction / Hallucinogen, Addiction / Love and romance, Addiction / Opioid, Addiction / Other substance, Addiction / Pornography, Addiction / Prescription medication, Addiction / Sex, Addiction / Smoking, Addiction / Social media, Addiction / Stimulant, and Addiction / Video game

  • Anxiety / stress

    Anxiety / Agoraphobia, Anxiety / Acute stress, Anxiety / Death, Anxiety / Financial, Anxiety / Generalised, Anxiety / Health, Anxiety / Panic attacks, Anxiety / Performance, Anxiety / Separation, Anxiety / Social anxiety disorder, Anxiety / Social phobia, Anxiety / Specific phobia, and Anxiety / Stress management

  • Depression

    Depression / Dysthymia, Depression / Major, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Pre and post-natal depression, Depression / Seasonal affective, Depression / Self harm, and Depression / Suicidal thoughts

  • Dissociative disorders

    Dissociative disorders / Depersonalisation and Dissociative disorders / Dissociative identity disorder

  • Eating

    Eating / Anorexia, Eating / Binge and over eating, Eating / Bulimia, Eating / Night eating, Eating / Obesity, Eating / Pica, Eating / Purging, Eating / Restrictive food intake, Eating / Rumination, and Eating / Weight management

  • Family

    Family / Adoption, Family / Blended families, Family / Carer support, and Family / Conflict

  • Grief / loss

    Grief / Anticipatory mourning, Grief / Bereavement, Grief / Complicated grief, Grief / Loss of a pet, Grief / Loss of a parent, Grief / Loss of a spouse, Grief / Loss of a child, Grief / Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Identity

    Cultural / religious identity, Identity / Discrimination, Identity / Gender identity, Identity / Identity crisis, LGBTQ, Men's issues, Identity / Racial identity, Identity / Sexual orientation, and Women's issues

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

    Body dysmorphia (BDD), Ocd / Excoriation, Ocd / Hoarding, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Ocd / Trichotillomania

  • Personal

    Personal / Bitterness, Personal / Boundary setting, Personal / Childhood related, Personal / Confidence, Personal / Feeling lost, Personal / Goal setting, Personal / Guilt, Personal / Jealousy, Personal / Lack of focus, Personal / Life transition, Personal / Life coaching, Personal / Manipulative behaviour, Personal / Mid life crisis, Personal / Motivation, Personal / Nervous breakdown, Personal / Personal development, Personal / Self esteem, Personal / Shyness, Personal / Spirituality, Personal / Sports performance, and Personal / Victim mentality

  • Sexual difficulties

    Sexual difficulties / Erectile dysfunction, Sexual difficulties / Dyspareunia, Sexual difficulties / Hypoactive desire, Sexual difficulties / Orgasmic disorders, Premature & delayed ejaculation, Sexual difficulties / Sexual arousal difficulties, and Sexual difficulties / Sexual aversion

  • Paraphilias

    Paraphilias / Exhibitionism, Paraphilias / Fetishism, Paraphilias / Frotteurism, Paraphilias / Paedophilia, Sadism / masochism, Paraphilias / Transvestism, and Paraphilias / Voyeurism

  • Somatic

    Somatic / Conversion disorder, Somatic / Factitious disorder, Somatic / Hypochondriasis, Somatic / Pain disorder, and Somatic / Somatic symptom disorder

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Previously, an NHS Honorary Therapist, I have been in private practice since 2006. I studied under Dr. Diane LeFevre and the post-graduate course that she supervised included a great deal of clinical practice on both neurotic and psychotic patients, after which I continued as an Honorary Therapist at Basildon Mental Health...
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16 Years Experience

Previously, an NHS Honorary Therapist, I have been in private practice since 2006.
I studied under Dr. Diane LeFevre and the post-graduate course that she supervised included a great deal of clinical practice on both neurotic and psychotic patients, after which I continued as an Honorary Therapist at Basildon Mental Health Hospital until I established my own private practice. I now practice from my consulting room at my home in Stebbing which is in a quiet and discreet setting and also at The Harley Consultancy in Harley Street, London. I offer a calm and empathetic approach while we work through whatever is troubling you.

I have particular experience in Adoption Issues, Anxiety, Bereavement, General counselling, Identity problems, Obsessional behaviour, Personal Development, Burn-out, Phobias, Self Esteem and Self-worth, Sex related issues, Sexual identity and Issues with fluidity.

Although my primary approach is Psychodynamic, I also call upon a variety of other theoretical ‘models’ including Analytic Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Person Centred, EFT and Mindfulness as appropriate.

I work with Adults and Young People (18+) one to one either long-term work or time-limited as well as online counselling using Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, RingMD and Sylo.

I am a registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully insured by Towergate. I am bound and adhere to the BACP and ICO codes of ethics and am registered with BUPA, AXA-PPP and Aviva as a provider.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist my career was in computer forensic analysis and data recovery. While it may seem that these are rather diverse paths to pursue, they are in fact strangely related:
Forensic investigation and recovery requires a diligent concentration on recognising clues in order to understand the difference between what is presented and what is actually the truth; as well as following threads to reveal the real story below the surface. (This could be a model description of the process behind Psychodynamic Psychotherapy!)


Thank you for your help over the last 3 months – it has had a profound impact upon me. MHJ

I just wanted to drop you a line to express my sincere gratitude for helping me through the most terrible episode in my life. It is cliché to be a depressed actress but you enabled me to refocus and I am not surprised that you are becoming one of the ‘go-to’ therapists for celebs and those in the media.
I really can’t thank you enough and hope you keep your promise to come to the premier! MJD


. . . “Being recommended by my director ---------- to you was one of the best things that has happened to me. I can’t think of a big enough adjective for the gratitude I feel for giving me back my life and rescuing my floundering career. OCD is definitely not a good skill to have as an actress! . . . SM


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