A little more about me
After a career working for a large healthcare company I underwent an in-depth 5 year training to become a Psychotherapist. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from WPF Therapy Ltd, an accredited training organisation and clinic based at London Bridge.
Areas of Specialism
I have worked with adult males and females of all ages. Through my years working in industry I have an understanding of work-place difficulties such as redundancy, stress, burn-out and retirement. Many clients find their way to me because of emotional difficulties or relationship problems, unmanageable stress and anxiety or issues with parenting and the impact of divorce. I have had experience in a trauma clinic and currently work for an NHS Mental Health Trust as well as in private practice.
I am a member of three professional training bodies: I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My work is bound by the ethical frameworks of all these organisations. For more information see useful links.
As a requirement of membership of my professional organisations I 'm required to complete Continual Professional Development (CPD) every year. Recent courses have included broadening my understanding of couple dynamics, a course led by Tavistock Relationships. I have an understanding of how couples are unconsciously drawn to each other, how difficulties can arise and how to work with these. Whilst I don't currently work with couples, this allows me to address couple relationship issues that an individual might bring to therapy. I also completed an initial training in Mentalisation-Based Treatment at the Anna Freud Centre which has given me a skill set to promote effective mentalising in my clients. This has the benefit of improving self-reflection and deepening relationships with others.