About Me

I have always had a passionate interest in psychotherapy, and intended because of my experiences both personally and professionally, to train as a psychotherapist. My career of over 30 years working in health and social care with adults and children in a variety of specialist roles, has given me a broad and rich experience of people. 

I do not believe psychotherapy is something that can be taught, it is a great deal more personal and profound than that. Only personal exploration can bring us back to ourselves and re-establish us. 

My theoretical orientation is integrative, which is a method using common aspects from different schools of psychotherapy. My training encompassed Psychoanalytic, Existential, Humanistic, Transpersonal and Jungian models. In addition to carefully studying and reflecting on the many theories and practices I have experienced lengthy, extensive and ongoing psychotherapy myself to further my personal development. 

During 2012 I accomplished my ambition to write a book. I am currently writing my second book, studying Philosophy, and I am also involved in making a documentary film that offers an exploration of psychotherapy.      

My Interests include: Eating disorders, Sexual abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement and Loss (Sibling death and later life), Depression, Disability, Domestic violence, Lack of meaning or Sense of purpose, Relationships, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Anger, Addiction, Aging,

My qualifications 
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University in London and I also hold a Diploma with Distinction in Psychotherapy. I am a qualified social worker having obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with (Hons) in Social Work, a Diploma of Credit in Health and Social Settings, a Diploma in Social Work and a Diploma in Higher Education.