I began my career with a degree in Social Psychology at Sussex University, after which I worked in a number of mental health settings, including residential and day-care, and developed my interest and understanding in the origins of mental health problems.
After exploring various types of therapy I was most drawn to the psychoanalytic approach as I feel it is the most compassionate and effective way to help people to overcome deeply entrenched emotional problems.
I trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists, and later as a group analyst at the Turvey Institute of Group Analytic Psychotherapy.
After qualifying I worked in GP surgeries as a primary care counsellor for some years, then as a psychotherapist in the Crisis Intervention Service at the Royal London Hospital, and later as a consultant psychotherapist in Central & North West London NHS Trust. I have run my private practice, offering individual, group therapy and couples therapy for 20 years. I also offer clinical supervision and team support groups for professionals.
Training and Qualifications
Years in practice: 20+ years
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – British
Association of Psychotherapists (2000)
Group Analytic Psychotherapy – Turvey Institute
for Group Analytic Psychotherapy (2009)
Seminars in Psychotherapy –
Tavistock Clinic (1989-91)
British Psychoanalytic Council
British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF)
Institute of Group Analysis (IGA)
Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
Practitioner in Mentalisation Based Therapy
Training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
and Clinical Supervisor (BPF/WPF)
Training group analyst and Clinical Supervisor