About me

AAL pic 2 smaller (2)I was trained to work with individual adults of working age in open-ended psychodynamic counselling, and this continues to serve as the foundation for my model of practice.

I have been employed as a counsellor and/or clinical supervisor in a variety of organisations – most recently as a Senior Counsellor in an NHS primary care psychological therapies service.

Prior to that, I worked for a charity providing counselling for young people, and as a counsellor and supervisor in a university counselling service where I gained extensive experience of working with students and university staff, on the full gamut of issues from low mood, panic, identity issues, trauma and abuse through to homesickness, loneliness, study-related problems and workplace stress.

I also spent two years as an honorary psychotherapist in an NHS community mental health team (CMHT) within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, where I worked in time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy with people experiencing emotional and interpersonal difficulties secondary to mental illness.

I have a particular interest in counselling and psychotherapy education and have worked for several years as a training supervisor and academic tutor on a BACP and BPC-accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I now convene and chair the Southampton Psychodynamic Reading Group – an educational forum for licensed clinicians.

Counselling/Psychotherapy Qualifications
BACP-Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF).
Certificate in Supervision (Psychodynamic)

I undertake regular and appropriate CPD.

Professional membership
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Membership no. 646562. I am a Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).