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

About me

A Personal mission

I want to help bring you back to your freedom. Your freedom to let go of habits that no longer serve you, from a relationship that’s run its course, from your loneliness, from an addiction or compulsive behaviour, or from past events. Your freedom is always there, but it can be easy, for a huge variety of reasons, to feel lost or separated from it.

Whatever you're facing, it doesn't make sense to you, and so you don't know what to do about it. That's where I come in. Not because I know what to do but because I’ll try to help you figure it out.

Previously, I enjoyed a 20+ year career leading teams in technology. I was also Chair of LGBT Humanists, campaigning for social change and speaking at rallies. I practice yoga (flow and yin), piano (grade 1, 2019) and meditate.

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


Existentialism

I trained as a psychotherapist at Regent's School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, London. This training combines psychodynamic and integrative schools with a distinct existential edge. The existential school is a philosophical enquiry into what life is. 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.

The refusal to belong to any school of thought, the repudiation of the adequacy of any body of beliefs whatever, and especially of systems, and a marked dissatisfaction with traditional philosophy as superficial, academic, and remote from life–that is the heart of existentialism.
— Walter Kaufmann

Psychotherapy Qualifications

  • 2018 Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP), Regent's University, London.

  • 2017 PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London.

  • 2014 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London.

These followed undergraduate study of International Relations BSc. (hons) many moons ago. I am presently exploring Doctoral research opportunities.

Professional memberships

I am a UKCP registered therapist and a registered member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.

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My UKCP membership number is 2011164952. View my UKCP profile.

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