Training and Experience

PhD, MSc, BA, RGN, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist

    • Integrative Psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy through the Metanoia Institute in 2012, Registration Number 2011162857. My training and wide experience enables me to draw on a range of appropriate therapeutic approaches to attend to an individual’s unique experience.
    • My long career has had many facets and has included counselling, bereavement counselling, supervising, teaching and service development. I was a Schwartz Round facilitator, supporting staff before I retired from the NHS and have published journal articles and book chapters on various projects to improve the experience of patients.
    • Registered General Nurse, 1981. Working in the NHS from 1978 in a variety of clinical roles to support patients, their families and the staff who care for them. I was also involved in management and research.
    • Ph.D. Understanding the Experiences of the Families of People with Cancer (2000, King’s College London). As a qualitative researcher I have been involved with many projects to improve patient care.
    • BA (Hons) in History (1990, London School of Economics)
    • My last NHS post was as Head of the Macmillan Support and Information Service and Clinical Lead for Supportive Cancer Care at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.