I qualified as a psychotherapist on the Jungian side of the British Association of Psychotherapists (now part of British Psychotherapy Foundation) in 1995. Through further study and training, I became a senior member of the same organization in 2006.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy which is widely recognized as the umbrella organization for psychotherapy. I am also registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council which is a registering body for therapists who have particularly trained to do intensive and in-depth work. I am also a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists which is an international organization for Jungian analysts.
I have been professionally involved in the world of counselling for some years and I am a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I completed a training in Schema Therapy with Jeff Young, in New York, at the Schema Therapy Institute of New York and in 2009 I became a certified advanced Schema Therapist, registered with the International Society of Schema Therapy. I am also a registered Schema Therapy trainer and supervisor. Schema focused therapy is aimed at modifying deeply embedded patterns of perceiving and relating that have their origins in childhood situations,(as psychodynamic therapy is) but it employs interventions drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy as well as Attachment oriented therapy.
Like most modern therapists, I am influenced by several theoretical paradigms, which are reflected in a variety of shorter courses and qualifications I have completed. I am a trained social worker, I have undertaken a range of courses relevant to attachment-based therapy and I have also completed training relevant to group psychotherapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, systemic family therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have been supervising counsellors since 1995 In 2016 I gained a diploma in supervision from the Society of Analytical Psychology.
Honorary titles: I am a fellow of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.