On this about page I briefly cover my experience, qualifications, registration and fees.
I have 29 years’ varied experience as psychotherapist and counsellor in clinical, institutional and private practice settings.
Some of the sections of this website reveal more about me than the explicit ‘vital statistics’: On the Homepage I refer to my approach to psychotherapy. On the Psychotherapy page I discuss my benchmarks of good therapy, inviting you to add some of your own and bring them to your sessions with me.
Noteworthy contracts and collaborations:
I was contracted to Relate Cambridge as Couples and Relationship counsellor. Here I refined my skills as relationship/couples/marriage/family counsellor in the community of experienced colleagues, supervisors and administrators.
I practiced as a psychotherapist in a GP surgery for 6 years. The daily engagement with patients with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges enhanced my ability to work as a generalist.
I worked with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa as co-ordinator of a charity chaired by the late Rev Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Survivors and perpetrators knocked on our door with complicated histories of trauma, guilt and shame. Working on an individual, family and community level lay a good foundation for understanding the systemic interrelatedness of mental health.
I hold Bachelor degrees in Law and Divinity, a Masters degree in Family Therapy (thesis on Online Therapy) and a PhD in Systemic Therapy and Mindfulness.
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
As a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am suitably qualified, I adhere to a professional Code of Ethics, all my work is supervised and I am enrolled for Continuing Professional Development.
Some medical insurances will cover your therapy with me – please check with your insurer.