Psychotherapy, Analysis and Supervision
I am a qualified, experienced and BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with a particular and longstanding interest in the work and ideas of Carl Jung.
I offer psychotherapy, analysis and supervision to individuals in the Sussex area. My consulting room is in Horsham in a quiet location on the edge of St. Leonard's Forest . Due to the Covid-19 pandemic I am currently offering sessions online using Zoom.
Indeed, I see therapy as a process in which together we seek to create a relationship in which all manner of troubling questions about the mind, body and soul can be explored in a spirit of curiosity, openness and honesty. (My Approach)
I have over twenty years' experience of working as a therapist with people coming to me from a variety of backgrounds and bringing a wide range of difficulties. During that period I have undertaken extensive and rigorous training and I am now in the final stages of a post qualification training to become a Jungian analyst. I maintain a consistent commitment to my own professional and personal development. ( About Me).
I am especially influenced by the work and ideas of Carl Jung. He was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist whose unique contribution could perhaps be summed up by saying that he had a profound respect for the individual and the wisdom buried in the individual's own psyche. Like Jung, I believe that crises are a calling for psychological development.
I offer sessions at a frequency of once to five times weekly.
My ability to work effectively has also been enhanced by the completion of a two year Infant Observation Course during which I observed a baby in his home each week from birth to two years. This was in order to build up a picture of his developing inner world and relationships, to appreciate the intensity of those very early experiences and understand better the impact of them on later life and in the therapeutic relationship in the consulting room. My paper, 'Birds, Beasts and Babies - Notes from an Infant Observation', was published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy in 2014.
I plan to offer an infant observation course in Horsham under the auspices of the BPF towards the end of 2020. Enquiries are welcome.
As well as providing ongoing individual and group supervision to therapists in the Sussex area, I also offer a one year Jungian supervision group in order to provide the opportunity for therapists from different backgrounds to view their work through a Jungian lens. Enquiries are welcome for a new group beginning in September 2020. This group will take place 'virtually' on Zoom this year, and therefore is accessible to therapists living outside the Sussex area.
I invite you to take some time to look at my website. You will find information about my qualifications, training and experience (About Me). You will find information about my approach to my work with individuals in the consulting room and how to go about starting therapy.
You will also find a page about my interest in Infant Observation as it relates to imagination and creativity, and in the context of Jung's own experiences. (Writing and Research). And I hope that you will read about the Dragon in St. Leonard's Forest, a local legend which offers yet another window onto Jungian ideas.
If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist working in the Surrey/Sussex area and you are looking for a supervisor then please visit my supervision page.
My consulting room is in Horsham, on the edge of St. Leonard's Forest and not far from Crawley.
People come to me from Brighton. Worthing and the South Coast, Dorking, Leatherhead and the Surrey Hills as well as from Crawley, Haywards Heath, Billingshurst, Southwater and the surrounding towns and villages of East and West Sussex.
I am centrally located and easily reached, being fairly near to the M23/A23 between Gatwick, Crawley and Brighton. I am close to Pease Pottage and Mannings Heath. I am also not far from the A24 between Worthing, Dorking and Leatherhead.