I am a chartered clinical psychologist and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I have worked in private practice and public mental health settings for over 18 years. I offer both time-limited and longer-term psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, at once weekly frequency or more. I work with adults providing individual psychotherapy for a range of difficulties, including sexuality and gender issues, depression and anxiety, struggles with feelings of shame and low self-esteem, intimacy and interpersonal problems. I also offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), a 16-session therapy for depression related to interpersonal difficulties. I offer supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapist for their psychodynamic work.
I am a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, and a member of the board of Trustees of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), where I also am part of the task group on Sexual and Gender Diversity within Psychoanalysis.
As well as a clinician, I have for many years worked as an academic and researcher. I have published several books on clinical psychology and psychodynamic practice, and many academic papers on matters of sexuality, marginalised identities and mental health. I retain an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and continue to teach on various clinical trainings.
I am a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and a registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council.