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I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling and post-MA Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am UKCP accredited and BACP registered.
I am also a qualified counselling supervisor: this work includes supervising counselling trainees for their placement organisation.
Besides this, I am a counselling lecturer at a college, teaching a wide variety of counselling approaches.
My way of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist is integrative and draws from gestalt therapy, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindful therapy, existential, psychosynthesis and other approaches. I adapt my way of working according to the individual client and his/her specific issues and needs.
The aim is for clients to become more empowered in their life, to develop greater flexibility in their thinking and behaviour, and to be more aware of their emotions, their values and their choices.
I have a particular interest in and experience of working with neurodiversity e.g. autism and ADHD.
Areas of interest
Depression; anxiety; stress, including work-related stress; mindfulness-based ways of working with anger and other emotions; self-esteem, confidence and self-empowerment; bereavement and loss; autism / Asperger’s; social awkwardness; ADHD; disabilities (especially sight-related); creating balance between ‘doing’ and ‘being’; sexuality; relationship issues – family, intimate relationships, clients’ relationships with themselves and the world; issues of meaning in life – e.g. in the contexts of ageing and ‘mid-life crisis’; personal development; creative expression; spirituality; intercultural issues
Our relationship with time; 'doing' and 'being'; the interaction between different types of relationship
Astronomy; poetry (reading and writing); art; classical and world music; travelling; hiking; languages; world philosophies and cultures
Having lived in three other countries and travelled widely in Europe, Asia and the Americas, I have a very rich experience of diverse cultures and places.
I co-edited the book "Rabindranath Tagore: A Creative Unity" (2006) and an article by me on Sibelius and Tagore appeared in the UK Sibelius Society newsletter (December 2006).
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Fluent
- Turkish - Conversational
- Italian - Basic
- Spanish - Basic
- Korean - Basic
Article "Time in our lives" (June 2013)
Article "Beginner's mind" (June 2014)
Various book reviews
BACP's University and College Counselling divisional journal
Article "Teaching counselling remotely: a lecturer's experience" (September 2021)
BACP website home page
Blog entry for Mental Health Awareness Week (May 2021) on the theme of Nature
Also articles in Existential Analysis and Hermeneutic Circular
- Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Kensington and Chelsea College, validated by Canterbury Christchurch University 2009
- MSc Astronomy University of Sussex 1986
- BSc Hons. Theoretical Physics University of York 1984
- Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision Surrey Counselling Training 2018
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy Regent's College, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology 2013
- MA Psychotherapy and Counselling Regent's College, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, validated by the University of Wales 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Society for Existential Analysis
Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychotherapy session - (1-5)