Qualifications & experience
I have an MA in mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute in Devon. 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 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 a long-standing Zen Buddhist practice and is very much informed by an ongoing interest in body-based practices such as yoga, conscious movement and shiatsu. Learning to befriend and inhabit the body is absolutely vital to both mindfulness practice and healing from trauma.
I have studied Voice Dialogue Facilitation with John Kent in London and often make use of this simple but profound way of understanding the lesser known parts of the self in psychotherapy sessions.
Continuing Professional Development ensures that I am constantly learning and expanding my therapeutic knowledge base.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I have been based in London since the mid 1980s. My background is in writing and editing. In the recent past I've had therapy-related articles published in Self & Society and the Zen journal Hazy Moon.