My training in becoming a psychotherapist focused primarily on psychoanalytic, psycho-spiritual (transpersonal) and analytic (Jungian) approaches to psychotherapy; my work has also been influenced by some aspects of person-centered (Rogerian) psychology. My initial post-graduate psychotherapy trainings were at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) and Regents College in London. My post-qualification professional studies have been predominantly in four interconnected areas: the relationship of spirituality to psychological health, colonial/post-colonial psychology, religious/spiritual abuse and individual & collective transgenerational trauma. I have a deep interest in the contemplative spiritual traditions and have completed the Diploma in Spiritual Direction with the Carmelites in Oxford.
My work serves to support and hold individuals through periods of intense crisis, transition and change.
I have a particular interest in the care and treatment of individuals who experience anxiety and their relationship to historic trauma; I also work with individuals who experience depression, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, parenting difficulties, parental estrangement and bereavement.
I am experienced in working with autistic individuals (specifically with what was termed high-functioning or Asperger’s) and with people who would meet the criteria for adult attention deficit disorder (ADD). I have done a lot of work with individuals who’ve experienced childhood abuse, as well as adults who’ve ‘grown up’ in boarding school. I am also experienced in working with the area of religious/spiritual abuse; I have considerable interest in the area of psycho-spiritual formation and my work is always focused on the development of the individual’s self-knowledge and psychological maturity.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.