Who am I?
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College). I am qualified supervisor and member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision. I am also a member of the Association of Group and Individual Psychotherapy. I work in accordance with the UKCP ethical framework.
I am also a qualified counsellor (WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling) and work with adults.
I work in a way that is usually known as "analytic" or "psychodynamic". This is an approach that stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. I seek to create a safe and containing space where issues and problems, sometimes painful and deeply buried, can be given a chance to be explored and faced. Sometimes the past is worrying, sometimes it is hidden but by uncovering and acknowledging the past, it is often possible to make clearer and more realistic decisions about your future.
Above all I value people as unique beings with both a voice and spirit that deserve to be recognised and listened to.
I have also been published. I wrote two articles “Ehlers-Danlos and Emotional Well-Being” and "Just Listen" (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a chronic disease of the connective tissue) that were published in Fragile Links the magazine of the EDS UK support group. I wrote an article about humour in psychotherapy that was published in The New Psychotherapist.
I have also made presentations “Emotional well-being in the Work Place” to the Essex Mind and Spirit Networking Group and a paper “Religion on the Couch” to a postgraduate conference at the Centre for Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University.
I practice psychotherapy and counselling in Rickmansworth, close to the M25, in easy reach of Watford, Hemel Hempstead and South Bucks. Please contact me if you would like to talk.