My approach is Integrative, strongly informed by Jungian, psychoanalytic and group analytic thought, as well as attachment theory and trauma theory. My experience of working with the dying and the bereaved have further broadened my outlook.
I am a senior psychotherapist, in private practice since 1985. I treat people from all walks of life and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I work one-to-one with adults facing anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, bereavement, affected by chronic or life-threatening illness, end-of-life issues, grief and loss, career issues, work related problems, trauma and stress. I offer initial interviews, sometimes spaced over several weeks, before deciding we will work together, either short-term or open ended. In my work I aim to provide a safe, compassionate and confidential space to facilitate creative exploration, to develop greater awareness and for learning to take place. I encourage making notes of dreams so we can explore them as part of the therapy. Diary writing may also be useful for some people.
I offer clinical supervision, individually or in small groups. I work with trainees and with qualified and established counsellors and psychotherapists and also with professionals working with terminally or seriously ill, the dying and the bereaved. I am a supervisor for bereavement services. I enjoy the collaborative and creative exploration within supervision, supporting therapists, building on their strengths and helping them to develop awareness is other areas where attention might be needed. It is a mutual learning experience and very satisfying.
Since the pandemic all my work is online via Zoom or Skype or on the phone (via Signal).
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.