1990 I qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist
1983 I qualified as an art therapist
1980 BSc Honours Degree in Social Psychology
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Professional Standards Authority (PSA)
Health Care Professions Council: registered art therapist (HCPC)
British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) (formerly, The London Centre for Psychotherapy (LCP))
Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts (CPJA)
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
Code of Ethics
I follow the code of ethics for professional practice as prescribed by the
following organisations: UKCP, BPC, BPF, BSA, HCPC and BAAT.
I am a Consultant Psychotherapist and have over 30 years experience as a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, counsellor, art therapist and supervisor. For 15 years I was the Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Manager for the Psychological Therapy Services in West Kent for the NHS.
My previous work experience has been in a variety of settings. I spent many years working as a therapist and counsellor in two GP surgeries. I have also worked as a student counsellor in two University settings. Before training as a psychotherapist, I qualified as an art therapist and worked in three psychiatric units in London. In addition, I have worked in two therapeutic communities: The Arbours Crisis Centre and the Ingrebourne Centre. My clinical experience thus covers a wide spectrum of presenting problems ranging from neurosis, to
borderline personality disorders and psychosis.
My therapeutic approach is to build trust and a feeling of safety so you can
talk more easily about yourself. The emphasis is on helping you to have more
confidence in finding your own voice.
Publications and Teaching
I have been involved in training and writing and through my teaching and
publications and am now one of the leading psychotherapists in this field.
With a national and international reputation, I am at the cutting edge of
understanding the therapeutic relationship with clients. Having gained
insights from extensive work with a wide variety of people with different
issues both in the NHS and the private sector, my writing and workshops have substantially influence in the field of psychotherapy and counselling. I have taught extensively around the UK and Europe, written and edited several books about psychotherapy and published articles in a number of international and national psychotherapy journals. In my spare time I write music and perform with my band,
The Freudian Slippz.