About me

Personal mission

I'm here to unlock purpose. I believe that what you seek is within you. We can go as fast as you like, and as slowly as you need.

My training as a psychotherapist is at Regent's School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, London. This combines psychodynamic and integrative schools with a distinct existential edge. The existential school is a philosophical enquiry into what life is all about. Psychotherapy isn't about proving theories. It's practical wisdom for you, about you, as discovered in meeting me. I embody an open but critical attitude toward categories and diagnoses to help you investigate your experience in pursuit of new possibilities. You may read more about the existential approach to psychotherapy here.

Previously, I enjoyed a 20+ year career leading teams in technology. I was for Chair of LGBT Humanists, campaigning for social change and speaking at rallies. I practice Yin yoga and mindfulness.

I am a student of the scientific enlightenment and an unenlightened Bodhisattva. 

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know
— Pema Chödrön

Psychotherapy Qualifications

  • PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London.
  • Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London.

These followed undergraduate study of International Relations BSc. (hons) many years ago. I am now undertaking further training via the Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.

Professional memberships

I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures. For any enquiries about those, please visit the BACP website.

 

My BACP registration number is 270961. View my certificate or visit my BACP therapist profile.

I am also a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA), number 1023, which is an accrediting member of the Constructivist and Existential College (CEC) of the United Kingdom College of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision of my practice. I maintain professional indemnity insurance.

I am registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), number ZA264167. I encourage you to familiarise yourself with my data policy as shared with them.

Publications

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