I worked originally as a SOCIALWORKER, with the elderly, the mentally ill and with children and families. I have a CQSW and worked in London and Kent, in Child Protection Teams and doing preventative work with children and families
I have a MASTERS IN GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY from Metanoia Institute and have worked for many years seeing long and short term clients.
I have a Certificate in Working with Personality Disorders and worked for a year in a forensic unit.
I am a qualified ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - sometimes called a JUNGIAN ANALYST. I belong to AJA, UKCP and IAAP, as well as being a snr acc member of BACP.
I have a MASTERS IN CREATIVE WRITING and am interested in how we use our creative selves in our everyday lives, whether as writers, or artists, gardeners, photographers, flower arrangers or parents. I believe that it is important to each of us to feel that we have the power to create and to express ourselves. We all need to feel needed and to feel that our lives have some purpose.
I have extensive experience working with all the issues that come up in life - loss, grief, depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, career issues, work stress. I also have a particular interest in working with adult women with aspergers/high functioning autism.
As I have said, I see all these things are part of a kalaidescope. I find it especially rewarding to work with people who want to explore who they are, and how they are, in the world. Jung provided a fascinating and very positive view of human beings. It is exciting and rewarding to explore ourselves through Jungian Analysis.
I continue to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars, to increase my awareness and understanding. This is also a professional requirement of any therapist.