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Psychotherapist & Supervisor

About me

Group, individual and couples psychotherapist. Supervisor for other psychotherapists. Writer and international trainer.

Some people ask how long therapy takes. This is an individual matter. The client and I work together to define goals and set targets.


I specialise in psychodrama. Individual sessions use talking therapy with action methods e.g. the empty chair technique. Here an individual can address someone or something in their lives, within the safety of therapy. They are able to ventilate thoughts and feelings. Role reversal allows the client to see themselves as others see them and to gain another point of view.


Book a session by phone 07710 481 017, or alternatively please email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • International trainer in group psychotherapy
  • Founding member of Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisations
  • Past Honorary President of British Psychodrama Association
  • Past Board member of International Association of Group Psychotherapy
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards ASGPP (USA) and BPA (U.K.)
  • American Association of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

I have worked as a psychotherapist for 50 years, including work in the NHS.

My training was at the Moreno Academy in New York, Certificate in Clinical Competence in Psychodrama, a Masters degree at Columbia University NYC and Training in Psychotherapy in GP practice at Bristol University.

I have co-edited three books on psychodrama and contributed numerous chapters and articles on the subject. Film, TV and videos of my work are available.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My specialties are relationship, depression, and self esteem issues.

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Additional information

£65 for weekly group of two hours

£75 for supervision

£100 for individuals

£135 couples

When I work

Week days, evenings and weekends. We arrange mutually convenient time slots.

Further information

Individual financial situations are considered.

Cirencester Park, Cirencester, GL7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am reachable by car and train (train with short bus ride). Piccadilly and District tube lines. Wheelchair accessability in St. Johns Wood.


In person

Supervision for group or individual therapist.

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