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My Bio and what I offer

I have worked in mental health care for the last 24 years.  I started out training as a mental health nurse in 1996 and spent the next 16 years gaining experience and knowledge working in the NHS.  In 2012 I decided that I wanted to move into psychodynamic psychotherapy.  I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and qualified as a intercultural psychodynamic psychotherapist in 2017.  I wanted to gain more experience then and become the best therapist I could for my patients.  I worked as a nurse specialist in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock for four years before deciding in 2020 to start my own practice Archibald Psychotherapy.   I love the NHS, I also know how long it is to wait for psychology services, and feel that it’s important to be able to provide a service that can be there when you need it.  I work online and plan to see people face to face again once it is safe.

The therapy I give (psychodynamic psychotherapy) provides a safe space that we can explore and think together about the issues and challenges you bring.  It allows for unhurried exploration to really get to the bottom of what’s been going on and provide you with the understanding that is often needed to be able to identify, grieve, and move on from the pain that you have gone through.  I can think with you and hold with you the weight that you carry and so we can unpack, with care and attention, the difficulties you have faced and try to make sense of it together.  Often patterns set in your early life can have an impact on how you feel now and how you see what goes on around you.  I will be able to help you look at these things in a nonjudgmental and safe space that allows you to find some peace and resolution.

Credentials:

Member of British Psychoanalytic Council - (BPC) 22111

Individual Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) 00966098

Member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP)

BSc Hons Nursing Studies Mental Health

PGDip in foundations in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

D59I Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy