I have been engaged in therapeutic work for the past forty years, in different roles and settings in statutory and voluntary sector organisations and in private practice. I trained at the Karuna Institute and registered with the UKCP as a Core Process Psychotherapist in 2003, having also gained my M.A. in Core Process Psychotherapy from Middlesex in 2002.
I owe much to my many teachers over the years, beginning with David Wills, Dr. Barbara Dockar-Drysdale and the Tavistock innovators, through the development of Humanistic, integrative, multi modal and mind-clearing approaches.
About 24 years ago, I became very ill with a most peculiar range of symptoms. Desperate for a credible diagnosis and treatment plan I turned to complementary medicine; with the result that acute mercury poisoning and breast cancer were discovered and I eventually regained my health. I learned much of value to myself and others in the process, which is reflected in all my work as a psychotherapist and my understanding of the relationship between mind and body in creating our experience of life. Conscious Connected Breathwork as a daily Mindfulness practice and the discipline of choosing where to place my attention at any moment assists me to be alongside the fear and the wonder of being alive.