My professional background
I trained at the Gestalt Centre London and qualified with a Diploma in Counselling. As well as my private practice in London and Sussex, I currently provide counselling at Shelter from the Storm, a shelter for homeless people. I integrate approaches from all my many years of training in my work.
I also hold a Certificate in Online Counselling Skills (OCST) and offer counselling by email.
I worked for many years as a therapeutic care worker with people who have mental health problems. I worked for several local authorities and charities in London and trained extensively in behavioural studies, counselling and group work.
From 1977 to 1982 I trained in group and individual psychotherapy and started my private practice. My training at this time was in Reichian and bioenergetic analysis within a humanistic and psychodynamic framework.This training programme was inspired and taught by Tricia Scott (UKCP Fellow). Other prominent practitioners in this field, including David Boadella, Terry Cooper and Stanley Keleman, also contributed to the varied and challenging programme.
Between 1989 and 2012 I worked mainly in the voluntary sector, at the Ramblers' Association and at the National Deaf Children's Society.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).