Professional Background and Experience
I am a Jungian Analyst and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, registered with the BPC.
I have a particular and longstanding interest in the work and ideas of Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Carl Jung. This dates back to 1995 when, at a time of personal crisis, I looked for a therapist and found myself with a Jungian Analyst.
I qualified initially in 1998 with the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at the University of Sussex. I went on to undertake further intensive training, qualifying firstly as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with WPF Therapy, and then as a Jungian Analyst with the Association of Jungian Analysts.
In addition to my formal training I have studied independently, read widely and attended many seminars and courses in order to understand more about the human condition and the therapeutic process. This included a two year Infant Observation with the Jungian Section of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and a one year course in group processes with the Institute of Group Analysis.
At the same time I have widened my clinical experience, working in a number of different settings, including a period of several years in an honorary capacity in NHS Secondary Care.
And, more importantly, I have consistently sought to develop my ability to work effectively not only through regular and frequent supervision but also through my own personal analysis.