I find it fulfilling to help people overcome difficulties and develop inner resources. I do this by thinking with them about what is troubling them, introducing supportive ideas and strengthening habits, and examining destructive feelings and thoughts. I aim to create a thoughtful and professional relationship. I encourage people to develop self-awareness and reflective thinking during our work as these skills stand them in good stead once therapy has finished. I use psychoanalytic ideas to help people develop clarity and robustness.
I have worked in a number of mental health institutions, such as the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the national UK charity, Mind. I have been working as a psychologist or psychotherapist since 1998.
BSc Psychology (Hons)
MSc Occupational Psychology
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
I completed the five-year postgraduate training program at Regent's University London in adult psychotherapy. More recently, I have trained with the NHS Tavistock and Portman Trust in psychoanalytic infant observation.
The UKCP holds the largest register of British professional psychotherapists, it list practitioner who meet its rigorous standards and training requirements. I am accredited by the UKCP and work within its Ethical Standards and Code of Practice.
I am also a committee member of the Oxford Psychotherapy Society.