I have worked for sixteen years with individuals, couples and groups.
In my experience, people achieve lasting change through a greater understanding of themselves and what they want and need. Then, through learning how to communicate that with those around them.
This creative process fascinates me. I once worked with musicians and loved being part of a process that translated ideas into artistic and commercial reality. The same passion informs my practice. I have developed skills to facilitate you to explore your positive intention for yourself and how to use that knowledge to great change and growth in the service of what it is you really, really want.
As well as being a practicing therapist, my professional portfolio includes supervision for practicing and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors. I write, research and contribute to articles and books about mental health recovery and well-being. My experience, insight and understanding has been gained and consolidated across private, statutory and voluntary sectors of care.
I studied creative writing and write novels. I received a “Kings Fund” commission to write about the work of a charity, The CORE Trust, which provides holistic treatment for addiction. “An holistic approach to addiction” was published in 1996. Currently, I'm working on a book about the most common reasons people come to therapy and what you can do to help yourself or someone else.
I am accredited with the Neuro Linguistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy. I have studied at masters level and have a postgraduate qualification at NVQ level 5. I have worked with Priory Healthcare as a manager and at senior practitioner level since 2000.