I have a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University) and a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute).
I am BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered. I adhere to their ethics and am bound by their complaints procedures.
I also hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Cascade). I have completed Levels One and Two in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and also completed the Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a newer paradigm that directly effects trauma in the body without the need to use touch. Clients report an appreciation of its gentle and empowering interventions and its practical approach to internal distress.
I have experience in facilitating and leading supervision and training groups and I am a visiting tutor at the Banbury Counselling Academy. With a colleague, I devised and co-led a training course in relationship building for volunteers working with the homeless at St Martin-in-the Fields.
I have a special interest in trauma and published a paper on Secondary Trauma based on a training for GP’s working with asylum seekers and refugees (British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration 2008). I wrote an article based on body-centred sensorimotor interventions with trauma survivors and migrants at St Martin-in-the Fields (Borders and Boundaries in Therapy Today June 2017 bacp.co.uk). My current book ’Trauma - An Inside Job’ is awaiting publication.
Other publications are ‘Working up to the Wire’ (2019 Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relationship Psychoanalysis 13-2). This discusses how endings can be used as catalysts in the psychotherapy process. I also contributed two trauma-centred chapters ‘Getting to the essence: truth seeking in psychotherapy’ and ‘Therapy, the Body and Time’ in the book The Change Process in Psychotherapy During Troubling Times’ (2022) edited by Sue Wright and published by Routledge.
I have worked extensively with issues of bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties (including work with couples), work related problems, difficulties with food, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and sexual abuse. I have also worked with issues around difference of culture, race and sexuality.