In addition to my private practice, I am the College Counsellor at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, a post I have held since 2010.
- Registered Member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) - no. 2010161279
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) - no. 577369
- Member of the Society for Existential Analysis
I am bound by and adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework which you can read here:www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework. I also commit to and maintain the UKCP's Ethical Principles & Code of Professional Conduct which you can read here: www.psychotherapy.org.uk/code_of_ethics.html.
I trained at the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology at Regent’s College, London, where I gained the following qualifications:
- Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling
- MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
Though my approach to therapy is primarily existential-phenomenological, I also have training in CBT and integrative therapy, including psychodynamic and person-centred models, and I draw on these when I feel they may be helpful to my clients.
My supervision training took the form of a Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups at The Grove.
Background & Experience
Before embarking upon a career in psychotherapy & counselling I trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and spent several years working as a theatre Stage Manager on plays, operas and West End musicals. Theatre is still my passion, and I recently served as a professional member of the Theatre Judging Panel for the Laurence Olivier Awards.
Since retraining as a psychotherapist, in addition to my private practice in Cambridge I have also worked for the Terrence Higgins Trust, the Claremont Psychotherapy Service, the Student Counselling Service at Goldsmiths, University of London, the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital and in private practice in London. Though I see clients from all walks of life, I have particular experience of working with sexual minority clients, students, academics, actors, people working in the arts and in the public eye, and those affected by HIV & Aids.
Until I stepped down in 2012, I was a Director of the Cambridge-based arts and mental health foundation Arts & Minds; and between 2011 and 2014 I was the Peer Review Co-ordinator for the Journal for Existential Analysis.
(Forthcoming) Chapter "I Am What I Am; I Am My Own Special Creation" in "Case Studies in Existential Therapy: Translating Theory into Practice" edited by Simon du Plock. Due for publication by PCCS Books in October 2018.
"I am what I am? - Existentialism and Homosexuality" published by the Journal for Existential Analysis in July 2010.
"Freedom Captured by the Green-Eyed Monster: Some Existential Perspectives on Romantic Jealousy" published by the Journal for Existential Analysis in January 2010.