Psychoanalytic psychotherapist

I am an experienced individual and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing for over twenty-five years. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their codes of ethical standards and confidentiality.

I am also an accredited practitioner of Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC MBT Accredited Practitioners).

Some of the difficulties which tend to prompt people to start therapy might include the following: relationship problems at home or work, feeling lost or empty, challenging life transitions, painful life events, being ‘different ‘or feelings of exclusion/not belonging, low mood, depression or anxiety, grief and loss, problems with sex, sexuality and gender, physical illness and the impact on oneself and relationships. Indeed, relationship difficulties are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, which often bring people to therapy and which psychotherapy can help with.

Recent publications include:

Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality: A contemporary introduction

By Leezah Hertzmann and Juliet Newbigin. New York: Routledge

‘This inspiring book challenges the discipline of psychoanalysis to reflect on the heteronormative tendencies it has sometimes displayed whilst also affirming the potential value of psychoanalytic perspectives on desire and identity in addressing homophobia. Not always a comfortable read, but an essential and ultimately a hopeful one.’

Elizabeth Allison, DPhil, Director, UCL Psychoanalysis Unit

Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving beyond Heteronormativity

By Leezah Hertzmann and Juliet Newbigin. New York: Routledge

“Escaping from the tradition of anti-homosexual prejudice ….does not happen in the main via impassioned appeals to the better angels of those whose minds are made up, but by producing a body of scholarship that persuasively challenges prevailing assumptions and demonstrates the relevance of LGBTQ-friendly psychoanalysis to diverse lives at the present moment…By significant measures, Hertzmann and Newbigin’s volume succeeds in resounding fashion…”

Review from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, (2020), 68/2, pp 301-307.