Training and Experience
Before I moved to Suffolk at the end of 2016, I worked in Birmingham as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years and worked as a counsellor in higher education for some years during this time. I am also an adult educator, having run a professional psychodynamic counsellor training at the University of Birmingham for over 10 years, and now offer a range of training in psychotherapy, personal development and pastoral practice. You can view a list of my publications here.
I initially qualified as a counsellor by successfully completing a Masters’ in Psychodynamic Counselling (a BACP accredited training) at the University of Birmingham in 1993, and went on to train as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, qualifying in 1999. More recently, in 2015 I completed the Converging Streams clinical training in Energy Psychotherapy, and am listed as a practitioner on the Energy Psychotherapy Network.
I qualified as a Supervisor with the University of Leicester in 1998, and have supervised counsellors, therapists and those in the helping professions for many years.
What I can offer
You will be reading this because you are looking for someone to help you; I have considerable experience in helping people with a range of issues, including:
- Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks
- Depression and low mood
- Bereavement and loss
- Trauma and abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Midlife crisis/loss of meaning
- Identity issues and sexuality
You will find out more about how therapy will work by looking at the sections ‘Talking Therapy’ and ‘Energy Methods in Psychotherapy’. If you are someone who finds the presence of an animal helpful, you may wish to look at the page on ‘Canine Assisted Therapy’
My professional registration is with UKCP, which is my regulating body. I am also regulated by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, a Member Organisation of UKCP.