My approach

Background

I have a background of 14 years in the voluntary sector working in a variety of mentoring and befriending projects as a caseworker, trainer, and supervisor.  My core training at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy emphasised the human potential of every individual to live in an embodied relational way.  It gave me a broad base, integrating ideas across the therapeutic spectrum from Humanistic person centred ways of working to Psychoanalytic concepts.

After graduating from Chiron in 2007 I pursued a growing interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy.  This included an Honorary Psychotherapist placement in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy department of the East London NHS Foundation Trust until 2014 and the completion of introductory courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, The Bowlby Centre, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, The Institute of Psychoanalysis and the British Psychoanalytic Association.

Throughout this time, my personal experience of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis has played a pivotal role in my professional training and clinical work.  I am currently engaged in a formal course of study at the British Psychoanalytic Association.

Professional affiliations

∼  Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists (CABP) Diploma, 2007

∼  United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) accredited member, registered under the Humanistic and Integrative Section, since 2007

∼  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered member (MBACP)

∼  The Relational School (TRS), a broad based community of psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK dedicated to increasing their understanding of the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship.

∼  British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) member – an established psychoanalytic psychotherapy training and membership organisation in the UK.

∼  British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) – formal study and further professional development, since 2016. An association devoted to psychoanalytic training and treatment as well as the development of psychoanalytic thinking and communication of psychoanalytic ideas to the wider public.
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