I have amassed a 35-year career in special needs mental health care, teaching, and psychotherapeutic work. I hold a Psychology degree from London University, Post Graduate Diplomas from the British Association of Psychotherapists and the University of Oxford, and an MA in Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University.
Personally, I am a down to earth, open, analytically and critically minded, patient, and pragmatic. I am often intense, and focused when it is called for, but can find and express humour, humanity, and a sense of ‘lightness’ in the work too.
The psychological methods that guide my thinking are primarily a Jungian Psychodynamic approach, but I incorporate other theoretical orientations as informed by each client’s emergent and subjective self.
Since our work is personal in nature it can take place over a short and structured period, or it can be open-ended and exploratory.