I specialise in
- Psychotherapy and counselling with individuals and couples
- Training in psychotherapy and Counselling
- Practical and theoretical seminars on aspects of Groupwork
- Training in Group Facilitation
- Supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors
- Role consultancy for professionals
- In-house team development programmes
My background and training
I have many years of experience of working with individuals, couples and groups as a qualified psychotherapist, trainer and consultant.
Since 1995 I have been a Director of the Gestalt Centre London, a counselling and psychotherapy training institute and from 2004 until December 2017 I have been the managing director of the organisation, which for some years has been a charity. This has provided me with considerable experience of running an organisation as managing director and working with colleagues on major training programmes as well as with trustees on the board.
As a tutor and trainer I work with groups extensively; teach groupwork skills and have many years of experience of facilitating small and large groups of up to eighty people.
My earlier professional background is in social work and youth work in inner cities. I became the Head of the Training dept in a large voluntary sector agency and have worked with many public sector and voluntary sector organisations as a trainer and consultant.
This has included on-going staff consultancy work with housing organisations, drug rehabilitation projects and work with staff teams in the NHS.
Recent consultancy work has involved working with a team in an international bank and working with a rapidly developing company in the sphere of film post production.
I regularly run workshops for universities and training organisations in the field of psychotherapy and counselling and offer supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists.
Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Gestalt psychotherapy (1987)
Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
M.A. from the Tavistock Clinic (University of East London)
Consultation and the Organisation
Accredited Trainer with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy