Maybe you are reading this feeling sad, angry, anxious, low, or struggling to like yourself. Maybe you are feeling ok, but you would like to feel better about yourself, or improve your relationship with other people in your life – your partner, family members, friends or colleagues at work. You might be deciding whether talking therapy will help.
I am convinced that talking about your concerns with someone trained to hear them, and respond to them, in a particular way, can be very helpful. It won’t ‘cure’ you, or cancel out a painful past, but I know that it may well help you to move on with greater ease, and even pave the way for further positive changes.
As well as my private practice, I have worked for the NHS, in Higher Education and for charitable counselling services, which means I have had the privilege of working with a number of presenting issues with people from many walks of life, and of many ages. I also supervise therapists, write (with two books published by Virago), support academic work, and examine communication skills of senior doctors for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. I’m on the advisory board of both Noon and Parla and am a member of the Adjudication Panel of the UKCP’s complaints and conduct process. I run, and practice mindfulness.
I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Minster Centre), Diploma in Clinical Supervision (The Grove) and many moons ago I began my professional life teaching, and then practising law as a solicitor. I have a BA Hons Juris (Oxford University), and an LLM (London University). I am a full member of the UKCP.
My training never stops and I regularly undertake professional development.