I am a relational psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals and couples.
Whether one is facing particular difficulties, or experiencing some more general sense of un-ease or distress, collaborative conversation in therapy can help in exploring past experiences and understanding the part they may play in present living and relationships. Deeper recognition of our feelings can bring a greater sense of autonomy and of future possibilities.
After completing a diploma in psychodynamic counselling, I trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Centre for Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (now the John Bowlby Centre); I am registered with the UKCP and the HPC, and subscribe to their respective codes of ethics. My first training, however, was in music therapy; I now contribute to the training of therapists, and my background in music therapy continues to inform my experience of the unspoken elements in the therapeutic conversation.
I am a sessional therapist at the Group Therapy Centre, Cambridge, and I facilitate reflective groups for NHS professionals. I have extensive experience as a counsellor in a GP practice; I also have a particular interest in working with people with learning disabilities and those engaged in their support.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate diploma in music therapy (1991)
Diploma in psychodynamic counselling (1996)
Clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (1998-2002)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
Fees are normally £40 - £45. I also hold some low cost places.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|