I have been in the caring professions for 30 years now and first started practising as a psychotherapist in 1994. Over this period I have worked with families and children, couples and individuals in a variety of ways including therapeutically.

My focus now is working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with individuals and couples. Previous work background helps me to put into a broader family and social context  the difficulties and traumas people talk to me about.

I am interested in many aspects of emotional health and how difficulties concerning the individual, couple and  family can affect all aspects of their lives.

My Continuing Professional Development allows me to follow my interests in psychoanalytical theory and keep abreast of new ideas and ways of viewing the therapeutic relationship between me and the people I work with. I am a member of a number of psychoanalytic organisations attending their seminars and conferences and I believe this involvement keeps my work contemporary and informed.

I am currently the Chair of the Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ( West Midlands Institute for Psychotherapy - Birmingham ). This is a very important part of my work as a psychotherapist now and I very much enjoy my involvement with trainees and curriculum development.