I have been working privately in Twickenham offering individual counselling & psychotherapy since qualifying as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist in 1982. Since further qualifying in 1998 as a group analyst I started a psychotherapy group in the Twickenham Green area. I have also run staff groups in the NHS, reflective practitioner student groups in university settings & support groups for charitable organisations. Since 1990 I have been supervising counsellors & psychotherapists.
Before my first training I worked with adults & children with learning difficulties. I then worked in half- way houses with ex-psychiatric patients & later worked for a branch of MIND setting up & running a low-cost psychotherapy scheme.
What to expect during therapy:
I offer an initial exploratory session to establish whether we both feel we can work together & whether a group or individual therapy would be the most helpful. Individual work can be short or open-ended depending on what we decide mutually. The work is collaborative. We will be initially focusing upon what led you to the realisation that help was needed. Often relationships are distorted by experiences that have occurred in the past. The therapy will provide a setting in which to understand & identify these distortions so that you can more fully engage in the present moment.
The group psychotherapy setting provides a potentially powerful yet supportive arena to experience our impact on others & to have this mirrored back to us. It is also a setting that provides the possibility of seeing how recurring patterns in our relationships are re-enacted. A commitment of one year to the group is needed as it takes time to know & trust the group members sufficiently to benefit from the group.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation- 1982
Group Analysis training at the Institute of Group Analysis- 1998
Certificate in Supervision at the Society for Analytical Psychology- 2004
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Westminster Pastoral Foundation- 2008
Continuing professional development
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work with relationships with oneself and with others and with unresolved issues that are impairing the quality of life.
Individual: Negotiable between £55-£120
Group: £100 per calendar month
Change is often something about which we have mixed feelings. We want it and we fear it. For this reason I endeavour to respond sensitively to the person I am sitting with rather than applying a formulaic approach to everyone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been supervising counsellors since 1990 and I did a supervision training in 2004 at the Society of Analytical Psychology.View supervision profile