Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked in the NHS for 14 years. During that period I supported people in very stressful jobs, through life changing diagnoses and in the aftermath of loss. These experiences led me to retrain as a psychotherapist to be as much help as possible to others in times of emotional need.
I hold a masters degree in psychotherapy and am a member of both the BACP and UKCP. As such I follow their code of ethics and undergo regular training.
My core training was in psychodynamic psychotherapy. This is an appoach which understands the importance of the relationship between the therapist and the client. It looks at how a person's inner world may shape their perceptions of the world about them. For some of my clients I find it very useful to use ideas from CBT, especially to facilitate tools to overcome anxiety. The final strand I bring to my work are ideas from systemic theory where a person is uderstood in the context of their family and society general.
I currently work as a therapist and supervisor in a charity in Hove as well as working privately from my office space.
PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
BA (Hons) Cantab
MBChB Parts I & II
Archaeology & Anthropology Part II
I am a UKCP qualified clinical psychotherapist and a member of the UKCP & BACP.