I have always been curious about how people story their lives. My background is in communication science and journalism. I worked as an international investigative journalist, writing features about crime, justice, and mental health. For a number of years, I was based at Bush House in London as a producer for the BBC World Service.
I started my psychotherapy training in 2006. In my current role, I continue to see myself as a ‘story catcher’ and fully involved partner in the exciting dance of co-designing new ways of relating and new ways of being.
I am deeply committed to furthering the knowledge in the field of psychotherapy. I conduct qualitative research (case study and auto-ethnography) using anonymised clinical material. I have written academic papers and I have delivered workshops on various psychotherapy issues such as working with male clients, suicide, working with groups, conducting risk assessment and the psychotherapeutic relationship.
I have experience working in a variety of public settings including Marches Counselling Service in Hereford and the largest IAPT site in the country, at Merton and Sutton Hospital (London), where I was an honorary psychotherapist working with groups and individuals.
I currently lead the MSc Year 2 in Transactional Analysis at Metanoia Institute in London, and I have also taught at Worcester University and Herefordshire, North Shropshire and Ludlow College (Higher Education).
Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
Master of Science in Psychotherapy with distinction from Middlesex University
Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) Metanoia Institute
Diploma in Education and Training
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Certificate in Clinical Assessments
Certificate in the Use of Psychological Questionnaires
BSc in Communication Science, Lucian Blaga University
Baccalaureate in English Language, Mathematics, Philosophy
Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis
Member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis