My training is an integrative one but I adapt my approach according to the needs of my clients. I have a general private practice but over the years I have also specialised in supporting cancer patients and those close to them. I recognise that the shock of diagnosis and then the effects of treatment can bring earlier trauma to the surface, so that what is already a difficult situation can become an overwhelming one. As a result, I combine a practical response to problems in the here and now while helping people see how old patterns and hurts can affect their ability to cope with the present. I also have also trained in energy techniques which when appropriate can be very helpful.
The first part of my professional life was in publishing, I was a commissioning editor for children's books, a publisher's reader of adult foreign fiction, and a consultant for a literary agent. I switched mid-career to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist and worked as part of the counselling team for two cancer charities. I now have a private general practice and am also part of Cancer Counselling London, a loose co-operative of therapists experienced in working with cancer issues.
I work both short term and long term and currently on the phone, something I will continue to do for people who are unable to get to me in person.
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.