Qualifications & experience
I hold an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Devon-based Karuna Institute, awarded by Middlesex University. I am a fully accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their code of ethics.
In addition to running a private practice in central, east and south London, I have worked as a counsellor with Mind in Camden's Minor Tranquilliser Project in north London. This project offered specialised support for those struggling with benzodiazepine addiction and associated difficulties.
My psychotherapy work is inspired and supported by 30 years of Zen Buddhist practice. I train and undertake regular retreats with Keizan Shoji Scott Sensei and Tenshin Fletcher Roshi, teachers in the lineage of Taizen Maezumi Roshi, and co-host regular days of Zen meditation in London.
My practice is also informed by a long-standing interest in working with the body – please see The body as guide on my blog page for more about this. I have a Diploma in Shiatsu-Do from the British School of Shiatsu (1995) and I maintain a regular yoga and conscious movement practice.
I have trained in Voice Dialogue Facilitation (Level I and Level II) with John Kent in London.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, my background is in writing and editing. I have had articles published in Self & Society and the Zen journal Hazy Moon.