I have a strong interest in the healing capacity of the arts and have worked in an NHS Mental Health Trust seeing individuals and facilitating therapeutic groups using clay, ceramics and mixed media. I also work for the Philadelphia Association's Psychotherapy Clinic.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Philadelphia Association (UKCP 6 year accredited training).
- Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diagnostic Mammography South Bank University
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Humanities
I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities at the University of West London. I have always had an interest in the arts and the potential for creativity in personal expression. The arts are another language expressing the deeper, less known and less rational parts of who we are as human beings. I have always been interested in experimenting with different materials such as glass, clay work, ceramics, mixed media, poetry and literature.
I have over 25 years of personal experience exploring psychoanalysis and other inner growth work such as eastern philosophy and meditation. I believe these ways of exploring have the potential to help people discover who they really are and the ease that can come from inner knowledge and understanding and an inner sense of well-being independent of external circumstances.
I am interested in philosophy about the nature of 'Being' and whether 'Authenticity' is possible and what it means to live a meaningful life. I explored these subjects in various forms over the past years as part of my psychotherapy training at the Philadelphia Association. This included the exploration of Existentialism and Phenomenology, including Jean Paul Sartre, Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger and eastern and western philosophy.
“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” - Adrienne Rich, Sources