About me

 

I trained at the Philadephia Association, set up by RD Laing and colleagues in the 1960s to challenge accepted ways of understanding and responding to emotional distress. Laing was very much apart of the sceptical tradition in philosophy and I see myself in that tradition. Scepticism requires that  we constantly question what we know, that we be thoughtful, reflective, paying attention to things before us. Its goal is what the greeks would call human flourishing.

My first training was at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies. I am registered with the UKCP.

I am also a member of the Society for Existential Analysis and of the Free Psychotherapy Network.

I have been working as a psychotherapist since 1990. Since then, I have worked at Open Door, a psychotherapy service for young adults and adolescents, and also at the Arbours Crisis Centre, a residential facility for severely distressed adults.
 
I now work privately, with individuals, and as a house therapist in one of the Philadelpia Association`s community households.

 

I also do supervision