I have been practising as a psychotherapist since 1989 working with both short term and long term patients as well as supervising and training counsellors and psychotherapists. I also work as a coach and non managerial supervisor for a number of voluntary and statutory sector personal, including social workers, community workers and managers at all levels.
I have a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) and an MA in Social Policy and Sociology.
I am experienced in running training workshops and supervision groups for Social Services and for a wide range of local voluntary and charity organisations.
I was part of the Oxford Counselling centre from 1988 to 1995 which offered professional counselling and training. I taught on the Diploma for Psychodynamic Studies at the University of Oxford between 1994 and 2004 teaching and supervising trainee counsellors and psychotherapists. I continue to provide supervision, mentoring, and coaching to a wide range of professionals.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked for several years in the public sector as a senior social worker and as a community worker. I worked in mental health and then with children and families before moving on to become a manager. It was in this capacity that I developed my skills and resources as a supervisor and coach.
Training in Psychotherapy
From 1986 to 1990 I studied Psychoanalysis and Philosophy with the Philadelphia Association in London. I am formally accredited with the UKCP and a member of the Site for Psychoanalysis, a successor organisation of the Philadelphia Association.