Initially trained and qualified as a doctor, over 7 years of clinical work I became increasingly interested in psychological issues and their impact on people's health and way of living. This led me to complete a full qualifying training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Arbours Association. Arbours Association has an outstanding reputation in working therapeutically with individuals suffering from severe emotional distress.
My experience in psychotherapeutic work includes working in therapeutic communities, in an NHS psychotherapy service, a student counselling service in higher education and in charitable organisations. I am interested in human experience. In particular, I am interested in those unspeakable experiences which often leave people feeling overwhelmed, and sometimes cause individuals to be unable to function – unable to go to work, to love, to see their friends. Understanding such experiences and how they affect and influence us can, I believe, not only bring relief, but also help to rebuild the ability to live fully.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS). I am committed to continuous professional development, which means that I am always topping up my training. I hold full professional indemnity insurance.