Training, Accreditation & Memberships
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF Therapy and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
WPF Therapy has a reputation as one of the UK's leading psychotherapy organisations, and BACP registration requires therapists to have achieved a high standard of training and experience. It also requires therapists to work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework, ensuring their practice is ethically sound.
Beyond this, I have a Diploma in Reflective Practice in Organisations from the Institute of Group Analysis. This is a qualification in facilitating reflective groups within organisations, often convened by organisations who want to improve communication and understanding between colleagues, or provide a space for staff to process the challenges and complexities of their work. Should you be interested in arranging such a group or consultation within your workplace or organisation, please feel free to contact me.
I am a member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (APP), and the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP), and am an Associate Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA).
The APP is a membership body for psychotherapists working within the NHS, intended to support and promote psychoanalytic practice within the public sector. The IAFP exists to support the health of offenders and victims through the use of psychotherapeutic treatment, practice and thinking, and the IGA is one of the country's leading providers of group psychotherapy and training.
Further Professional Experience
Alongside my private practice I work as a psychotherapist within the NHS, working with both patient and staff groups. I have considerable experience with people whose difficulties are around relationships, traumatic experiences, depression or loss, and particular experience with people who struggle with anger, aggression or violent tendencies, or who experience turbulent or chaotic personal lives.
As well as working with people who present with such problems, I also have an interest in working with professionals within such arenas, who often benefit from a therapeutic space of their own. I facilitate a Reflective Practice group for staff working within forensic service, and have worked as a therapist for staff working within the emergency services.
Beyond this, I have worked with people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, prompting me to develop particular interest in the difficulties people experience in relation to their own or others' culture, identity or sense of difference.
I have written and delivered training programmes for non-therapists, as well as lectured in psychotherapy. I have a particular interest in psychotherapy's relevance to everyday life, believing it to be a helpful process for people across social and cultural spectrums.