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I have extensive clinical psychotherapy experience, having worked in the NHS for over 25 years, and as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy for 15 years. I trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals; and in Psychotherapy at the Maudsley and Cassel Hospitals, and at the Tavistock Clinic. My roles have also involved teaching and supervising psychotherapy.
I was formerly a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at St Thomas' Hospital, and currently am a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic. I qualified as a group analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis. I have alongside this also worked in private practice.
Areas of interest
Complex Loss and Bereavement;
Stress related to work and also life transitions such as pregnancy and parenthood
Coping with traumatic experiences
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Rheumatological conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic
120 Belsize Lane,
London NW3 5BA.
I co-ordinated a systematic review into the effectiveness of group psychotherapy.
Earlier in my career I work on a research project
looking at the links between depression, life events and social support in both women and men.
Edited an edition of Group Analysis looking at the findings of the systematic review into the effectiveness of group psychotherapy and group analysis.
Articles in the British Medical Journal, Psychological Medicine, British Journal of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry, Acta Psychiatrica Scandavica, South African Medical Journal.
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 1982
- MBChB University of Cape Town 1977
- MSc in Psychology (Group Analysis) with merit University of London, Birkbeck 2002
- Tavistock Qualification in Adult Psychotherapy (TQAP) Tavistock Clinic 2003
- Member of the Institute of Group Analysis Institute of Group Analysis 2004
Details of entry to specialist register
- Psychotherapy, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Psychiatrists
British Psychoanalytic Council
Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists
Institute of Group Analysis
Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Ph: 07972 502184