About me and how it works
I am a chartered counselling psychologist and a doctor of psychology.

My role is to work with you to help you make sense of the things that may be troubling you or causing you psychological and emotional distress – to explore the things that may be getting in the way of living your life in a happier, more fulfilling and authentic manner.

We talk privately and confidentially in my consulting rooms in Central London or the City. Sessions are typically for one hour.

This process of psychotherapy involves talking – and is thus often referred to as “talking therapies” or “talking treatments” – and listening, and engaging with a kind of experience that we rarely encounter elsewhere.

In my private practice and during the years of my training, I have worked with a very diverse range of clients from all walks of life, dealing with a wide range of presentations and distress, most often presenting initially with anxiety and depression.
Qualifications and experience
I am a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), both regulated titles of the British Psychological Society (BPS), of which I am a chartered member and also a member of their Division of Counselling Psychology. I am a registered “Practitioner Psychologist” and as such my practice is regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I was awarded a degree of Doctor of Psychology in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (PsychD) from the University of Surrey. My doctoral research thesis was an analysis of mindfulness practices and “relational depth” and is available here:  epubs.surrey.ac.uk/842420/1/E%20Thesis.docx

I also have an MSc in Psychology. The focus of my Master’s thesis related to bereavement and arose from my training in bereavement counselling for children and young people within the context of palliative care, being the start of my journey in psychology and psychotherapy.

I trained within three NHS trusts in the three principle modalities of psychotherapy, being: Person Centred Therapy/Existential Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); and Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic Psychotherapy (- these terms are explained below); however, my practice is primarily informed by psychoanalytic principles, within an overall integrative approach.

Prior to becoming a Counselling Psychologist, I was a lawyer in private practice for many years, based in London and Hong Kong. In this context, I co-founded a business focusing on psychology and psychotherapy services to employers in the City. Information regarding this business in available here: moultcoppin.com.

Given my previous career as a lawyer, both in the UK and overseas, I have been increasingly involved with clients working in legal/professional services and finance in the City.