125 Taunton Road
I am an experienced psychotherapist offering individual and group psychotherapy, couple counselling and supervision in South East London
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 25 years in the NHS within a psychotherapy unit, privately and within organisations such as the Richmond Fellowship. I work with individuals, couples and groups. My experience includes working with a cross section of our population and I have felt my work over the years has been of value to my clients. I am a qualified Group Analyst and Art Psychotherapist.
Over the years I have become increasingly aware of how much we all need a nurturing social network, I find within the group we relearn how to relate to others, and within that supportive setting we are able to revisit old painful wounds and change old patterns of relating.
I work psycho dynamically, I am open to using images and dreams whatever enables us to get in touch with the unconscious issues that cause distress. I believe my approach is warm and containing. I now work within my private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Group Analyst Member IGA (Institute of group Analysis) 1997 Reg; UKCP
Art Psychotherapist Dip.A.T.R.A.Th ( Goldsmiths 1992)
Course for Supervisors IGA 2002
As a Qualified Group Analyst and Art Psychotherapist I have a background in developing art therapy and psychotherapy programs in various settings, for example setting up and running out patient groups for woman survivors of abuse, establishing Art Psychotherapy in HMS prison Bellmarsh, creating groups within drug rehabilitation centres as well as setting up groups for people with learning difficulties.
I have experience working with patients from diverse settings.
Training and supervising:
Supervision: Having worked in forensic settings for many years I continue to supervise psychotherapists working in this field. I also I supervise Art Psychotherapists, and Group Analysts.
Training: I have taught on the Group Psychotherapy and Art Psychotherapy courses at Goldsmiths College and have experience of four years conducting experiential groups for training counsellors at Whitley's College Roehampton.
Publications:Canty,J., (2009) "The Key to being in the right mind", in the International Journal of Art Therapy, 14 (1): 11-16 London: Routledge.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
Supervision: Having worked in forensic settings for many years I continue to supervise psychotherapists working in this field.View supervision profile