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28th May 2022 

Professional Background

I am a UKCP [United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy] registered Integrative Psychotherapist as well as a registered member of the BACP [British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy]. I was a founder and general secretary of the United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration [UKAPI]. I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute, London.

I trained as a social worker and after 10 years working primarily in the health service, moved into social work education. As a trainer and supervisor, I worked for a wide range of London boroughs and universities. I spent 15 years at Brunel University where I was a Lecturer and Course Leader.

I have worked as a counsellor in the health service, in student counselling and in the field of employee counselling. I have had a private practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor for 25 years. For much of that time, I taught on the MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London.

I have several particular areas of interest and experience:

  • From my time in the health service - the impact of stress, loss and depression on our health and well being, and in how to cope with ill health and disability.
  • Coping with the impact of trauma which may well link to injustice. I was a founder and then trustee of Action vs Medical Negligence. I co-edited Forgiveness and the Healing Process Routledge [2004] and have written both on the benefits and problems of forgiveness.
  • Whatever our age, there can be a struggle to find a sense of purpose, achieve our potential whether emotionally, in relationships, academically or in our career.