I trained at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, an organisational member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA) of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am a member of UKCP and abide by the UKCP’s code of ethics and professional standards.
I embarked on my training after working for many years as a teacher. I have a background in philosophy and have taught philosophy in adult and higher education. (My philosophical interests include language and social action, the nature of the self, aesthetic theory and scientific method in the human sciences.) It seems to me that the sorts of problems that bring us to therapy are often deeply philosophical, but I would also insist that therapy is least effective as an intellectual exercise.
As well working in private practice, I provide counselling and psychotherapy for clients at a mental health charity in north London. The range of my experience has taught me never to apply a fixed idea of what a person needs from therapy, but to allow our aims to become clear in and through our conversations.