About MeI am an accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, with considerable experience working with people presenting with a wide range of concerns.
My first career was as a development economist, lecturing in universities and working with international organizations. Through this I travelled widely, gaining experience of many different peoples and cultures. But my long-standing interest was in psychology, and so I retrained as a therapist.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Canterbury College and an MA (with distinction) in Existential Psychotherapy from the University of Sheffield through the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC).
I regularly attend continuing professional workshops to add to my range of skills and expertise. This includes courses in mindfulness and its application to therapeutic work. I also have obtained a certificate in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) Skills. I have studied an online course in Buddhist psychology. In addition, I have published articles in the journal Existential Analysis and elsewhere (see 'Recent Publications' in the side menu).
I was formerly a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) and now gain my professional accreditation through membership of the Constructivist and Existential College of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I worked for some years in the Counselling Service of Bristol University, as well as an affiliate counsellor for the BUPA Employee Assistance Programme. Currently, I have a thriving private practice in the Bath area.