People seek out the help of a counsellor or therapist for lots of reasons – a life crisis, relationship breakup, loss of work, feeling stuck, depression, bereavement, lack of self esteem, ill health, gender and sexuality, a lack of meaning in life or a creative block may be some. Meeting with a non-judgemental therapist or counsellor in an atmosphere of trust where one can talk through and examine one’s life, both on an inner and outer level, and look at dreams and hopes, thoughts and feelings, and how the past can be affecting the ability to live in the present, can lead to an unfolding of potential and insight.
A difficult life situation may be not just a problem to be solved, but a call to examine in more depth what it is we need to most pay attention to in ourselves and our lives, and what parts of ourselves we may have neglected or ignored. In this sense a painful period in life can be an opportunity to reconnect with our whole, with the creative self that embraces all of our potential and our need to be fully human.
I help you to explore your feelings and experiences to find what is true and authentic for you. I work from a person centred and humanistic stance, and in particular have a Jungian perspective, which acknowledges the potential deep within each of us for the process Jung called ‘individuation’.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I am also trained in hypnotherapy. Working as an auxiliary nurse in psychiatry in the 1970s led me to a lifelong study of the human psyche – mind, emotions and spirit – and to an early interest in depth psychology. I worked for many years with people recovering from addictions to drugs and alcohol.
BA (Hons) Modern Languages (Mandarin Chinese) from the University of Westminster.
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
The Guild of Analytical Psychologists introduction to Jungian Analytical Psychology.
North Tees, Cleveland County psychiatric services 1977-9.
Release drug advisory service 1982.
Co-author of a series of Greater London Council funded publications on drug and alcohol use 1984-6.
Foundation 66 (formerly Rugby House Project) residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, London 2001-2011.
Counsellor and therapist in private practice 2007 to present.
Counsellor at the London Gender Clinic 2007 to present.
I have also worked as a writer, musician and journalist, and with holistic massage, Reiki and body therapies.
Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.
Member of the Gender Identity Research and Education Society.
Member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Long and short term counselling and psychotherapy.
Dream work and analysis.
I also practice in Rye, East Sussex.