I have worked as a therapist in a number of different charitable organisations; however, my private practice is my main work where I aim to provide a reflective space where you can talk, think and explore whatever is on your mind in a safe and confidential environment.
Experience & Expertise
My experience in therapeutic environments extends over 20 years. It includes significant experience in Therapeutic Communities, comprising of working in a homeless community offering an alternative to residential rehabilitation and offering mental and emotional support to people with complex needs. I also have vast experience of working long term with young people and adults suffering from severe emotional difficulties, with disturbing behaviours, criminality and violence.
Training & Qualifications
After a career in social care, I went on to train as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Manor House Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, in London. I completed a rigorous British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited training, gaining experience through seminars and clinical practice.
I have completed a two-year-long Infant Observation at the British Psychotherapy Foundation and a Psychiatric Placement.
Additionally, I have undertaken COFRA 121 - StopSo training; a therapeutic programme to help people manage sexual risk and to live more pro-social, satisfying lives.
I continue to embark on professional development, including training at the Tavistock & Portman, looking at psychoanalytic ideas on violence, criminality and sexual deviation.
I am a registered member of the BPC and the BACP; working to their code of ethics.
BPC - British Psychoanalytic Council