I completed my training at the University of Kent and at the Institute of Group Analysis. My qualifications are:Master of Clinical Science (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) MClinSci
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies
Diploma in Group Therapy / Group work Practitioner Institute of Group Analysis (IGA)
Masters/ DipSW in Social Work
BA (Hons) in Social Policy/ Sociology
I have 23 years experience of working in mental health, both in the NHS and in tertiary services. I originally trained as a mental health social worker, working with adults with severe and enduring mental disorders. I qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the University of Kent in 2011 and have worked primarily in the NHS since then. . I have 23 years experience working within the NHS in mental health settings as a mental health social worker. Since qualifying as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the University of Kent, I have continued to work within the NHS. I have working in various settings including in my role as a psychotherapist in a therapeutic community for people who have a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.
Professional backgroundI have extensive experience of working in mental health services with people with a diagnosis of severe and enduring mental illness.
Working in a Women’s Service for survivors of child sexual abuse
Working in a Therapeutic Community setting with adults with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
Currently working in the NHS in partnership with the National Probation Service, to provide consultation for psychologically informed Thinking around working with offenders.
Working In a team providing mentalization based Therapy.
Working with professionals to provide group supervision and reflective practice in organisations.
Areas of Specialism
MClinSci in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy