“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Jung
I am a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and an advanced candidate with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP), registered with the UKCP.
I have always held an empathic interest in people and the genuine sense of struggle that a person can experience, both emotionally and the ways in which they understand it. This, coupled with a strong affinity for psychology, philosophy and religion led me to complete undergraduate studies in Philosophy & Communications at Texas Lutheran University as well as graduate and post graduate studies in Pastoral Theology at Yale University, Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of California (Berkeley), the Psychology of Religion at the University of London, and Group Analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis in London.
I have practiced in both the United States and the United Kingdom, both privately and in all aspects of the healthcare sector, including acute care, mental health, and palliative care, every where promoting a holistic approach to personalised & person centred care. This has involved:
- Provision of one to one sessions with in-patient and outpatient clients, co-facilitation of ward based talk therapy groups, individual and group supervision of staff and multi-professional teams;
- Education and training of all clinical practitioners, including GPs, junior doctors and consultants;
- Research in the role of spirituality and pain; dreams & hallucinations in palliative care; the neuro-psychology of religious experience; religion’s role in mental health issues, including religious ideation, intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity at end of life, and death as an archetype.
I have also lectured throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, and have served as a regular contributor to the BBC, most recently co-producing “Being Human: Life and Death in a Hospice.”
I am based in Ascot, Berkshire, and if you would like to make an enquiry or to arrange a consultation, please click here.