I am a mature and experienced practitioner. I trained and worked in medicine before moving into the world of mental health and counselling 20 years ago.
I believe in working in an open and collaborative way with people. I have a real trust in people’s potential to heal and I see myself as someone who can help you find your own resources and self trust.
I work with general issues as well as having some particular interests-
Couples Work; Anxiety; Parenting a child with Autism; Complex Trauma; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Anorexia; Bereavment and Grief.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial career was in medicine. I qualified and worked as a medical doctor and specialised in Spinal Injury and Neurological Rehabilitation.
I became interested in the emotional and spiritual aspects of illness and the connection between the mind and the body, and this has informed my approach in all my roles.
I developed and pursued an interest in neurobiology which continues to inform my approach to Psychotherapy.
I developed and pursued an interest in ethical practice which has also continued to inform and shape my approach to Psychotherapy.
In 1998 I moved from Neurology into Psychiatry. I have worked with adults, children and families, forensic services, looked after children, elderly people, and people with learning disability.
In 2002 and 2004 I studied for an advanced diploma in Humanistic Counselling and began my counselling career alongside medicine.
Qualifications and Training -
Degree in Medicine 1979-86, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
MA Medical Ethics 1989-90
Focusing Training 1992-98
Training in Cognitive Therapy 1998-99
Training in Psychiatry 1998-2002
Training in Humanistic Counselling 2002-4, Exeter College, Exeter, UK
Non Violent Communication Training and groups 2003-7
Training in Systemic and Narrative Therapies 2003-2008
Training in working with trauma and abuse- various 2004 onwards
CBT and the Brain Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training 2013 Level 1 Trauma Training, 2013-2015 Level 2 Emotion Processing and Developmental Trauma, 2015-2017 Level 3 Certification Training.
Attachment Narrative Therapy 40 hour module Jan-April 2016
Introduction to Video Interaction Guidance Jan 2016
Professional Membership and Standards
I have accredited membership with the National Counselling Society (NCS)
I have professional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) to work privately as a doctor and psychiatrist and to practice such therapies as I have training and competency in.
I have professional indemnity with Towergate Professional Risks.
I work within the ethical frameworks of both NCS and GMC.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting difficulties with children with autism.
I will be working from Anshna Counselling and Psychotherapy in North Finchley from March 1st 2018
Monday’s 8am to 2pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 8am to 2pm
Types of client