My therapy room: The Cabin
I have been working as a psychotherapist for 30 years, a supervisor for approaching 20 years and love sharing something of my experience and knowledge through training, workshops and consultancy.
My first professional training was as a registered general nurse at The Royal London Hospital. I went onto work with people living with live threatening illnesses and worked at London Lighthouse providing pioneering and progressive nursing care to people living with HID and AIDs for 6 years. During this time I retrained as an integrative psychotherapist at The Minster Centre, qualifying in 1996.
My experience has included working as a counsellor at Red Admiral Project and Terrance Higgins Trust and later at Freedom for Torture providing nature based psychotherapy to refugees and people who had been tortured in their country of origin. I also had an independent psychotherapy practice in East London.
On moving to the South Coast in 2000 I worked as the Bereavement Services Co-ordinator and counsellor at St Barnabas Hospice for 6 years, I was the Family Services Manager with Winston’s Wish South children’s bereavement service and I then moved to Martlets Hospice in Brighton and Hove as the Head of Counselling and Bereavement Services for 12 years (2010 – 2022). I introduced many creative ways of working with people such as nature based therapy on an allotment and ran an annual Good Grief…Living with Loss day as part of Brighton Fringe festival and Dying Matters week. I also continued to run my own independent psychotherapy practice since 1996 based in Brighton and Shoreham by Sea.
I am currently running my own business which includes counselling, psychotherapy, supervision, training and consultancy. My practice is based in Shoreham by Sea.
I qualified as a Counselling and Psychotherapy Clinical Supervisor for individuals and groups with Cascade Training in 2003. I have completed a two year training with Dr Una McCluskey in contemporary attachment, Exploratory Goal-Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP), in 2015 and I am a member of the Association for the Dynamics of Attachment in Adults. I have regular on-going CPD and recently completed a training in Resilience Based Clinical Supervision in February 2022 and I am currently studying trauma informed psychotherapeutic practices.
I have my own confidential clinical supervision with a qualified psychotherapist and supervisor and am a member of a peer supervision group.
I currently teach trainee psychotherapists at The Bowlby Centre, London and with Una McCluskey on the EGCP training programme for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
UKCP registered psychotherapist
MBACP (registered member of British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
I abide by the professionals codes of ethics and practice of the above organisations.
I have professional indemnity insurance.