Qualifications and professional experience

I trained in the early 1990’s at the Centre for Freudian Analysis & Research, eventually qualifying as a Lacanian Psychoanalyst to become registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. Since qualifying I have been a member of CFAR’s Management Committee, Ethics Committee, Editorial Committee for the Journal for the Centre for Freudian Analysis & Research , as well as a regularly teaching on CFAR’s clinical training.

In addition I am currently Chair of the Council for Psychoanalysis & Jungian Analysis, a constituent college of UKCP, and for a number of years have been a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Psychoanalysts UK, with a specialist interest in promoting research amongst its membership, as well as being on the Editorial Committee for its new journal Analytic Agora. For over 30 years I have been an Accredited Practitioner with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and from 2001 was accorded the status of Senior Accredited Practitioner. I am also a member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Supervision (a UKCP registered organisation) as well as a UKCP Approved Supervisor.

Over the years I have accumulated over 30 years experience working in various clinical settings, treating a wide range of mental health difficulties and life problems, helping individuals of all ages and sexualities, from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

My first degree was in Psychology & Sociology which I gained in 1984, and following my clinical training in the late 1990’s I went on to complete an academic MA in Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University. For over 35 years I have worked at Coventry University and currently hold the position of Assistant Professor, teaching in the Clinical Psychology Department as Personal Development Tutor along with module leadership for two postgraduate modules in Personal & Professional Development on the post-graduate diploma in High Intensity Psychological Interventions. More recently I hold the role of Link Tutor for an Integrative Psychotherapy BSc. in the Republic of Ireland (Staff profile) .

Founder member of the Worcester Therapy Group, occupying the role of Clinical Director since 2004, holding clinical responsibility for 30+ Associate therapists. In addition I have gained considerable experience writing reports for court settings as well as health care providers, commenting on questions of risk, along with attendance as expert witness in the High Courts in London.

Registered practitioner with BUPA as well as other health care insurance providers. If you have a policy with any of these it may be possible to fund part or all of your therapy by your insurance provider.