I have been involved in the caring professions for 30 years now and over 18 of those have been practising as a psychotherapist. During this time I have worked with families and children, couples and individuals in a variety of ways including therapeutically.
My focus now is working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with individuals, but my previous work background helps me to put into a broader context the difficulties and traumas people talk to me about.
The past few years I have been Chair of a psychoanalytic psychotherapy training in the Midlands. I retired from this position in January 2018, but continue to offer supervision and consultation to psychoanalytic psychotherapists and other colleagues in related professions.
I am interested in many aspects of emotional health but have a particular interest in people who have experienced childhood trauma; anxiety and depression; relationship problems and individuals with poor self esteem.
The process of counselling or therapy is unique to each individual and I am very keen to make sure that each person has confidence in the therapy session so that they can fully explore what this means for them.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA/CQSW Social Work qualification 1982 after which I worked in inner city settings with a particular interest in working with children and families.
I commenced retraining as a psychotherapist in 1992 on a 4 year course and qualifying as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
I started my own Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice in 1994.
I am a member of the following Professional Bodies and their Ethical Guidelines: BPC, UKCP, WMIP, IPSS
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
To be discussed on contact.
If you wish to contact me you are welcome to do so either by telephone or email and we will then be able to make an inital appointment to discuss your concerns.