I have worked in private practice and in the NHS for over 30 years as a consultant clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. I specialise in the treatment of a range of clinical problems, including depression, anxiety, problems with intimacy, interpersonal trauma and psychosexual difficulties.
I work at Queen Ann Street Practice and have a post of consultant at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. As well as my trainings in clinical psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, I also trained in the other main therapeutic modalities. I am an experienced clinician, author, researcher and supervisor. I have a particular interest in understanding the connection between the mind and behaviour and the public understanding of psychological ideas.
My wide range of training and experience with a variety of therapeutic methods provides the foundation for my approach to assessing a person for psychological therapy. I believe that assessment needs very careful thought about a person’s presenting issues, the approach that fits with them and what is likely to be most effective for their particular problems.
I have authored a number of books and I have published many peer reviewed research papers, as well as articles in the popular press. I have consulted and appeared on television, radio and podcasts. I provide supervision to other professionals and I am an experienced lecturer and trainer. I regularly undertake public speaking engagements.
I am a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).