I completed the four-year training at The Bowlby Centre in London, where I am now a Member; and I am a Registered Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
The Bowlby Centre emerged out of a radical development in the psychoanalytic tradition: an attachment-based approach, pioneered by John Bowlby, which emphasises our need for others - and the impact on us when early relationships are insecure, dangerous or abandoning. As a psychoanalytic school, it also draws on the importance of the unconscious and internal world. It is a pioneering organisation, with expertise in areas that include trauma, dissociation, addiction and disability; and it has a passionate commitment to valuing diversity - as well as making psychotherapy accessible to people previously excluded.
THE BOWLBY CENTRE
I subscribe to the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct and The Bowlby Centre's Values. My work is grounded in anti-discriminatory practice - respecting and valuing differences in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, class, educational background and income.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I qualified as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming with the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA); and I also have a professional background in theatre.