Accreditation and professional affiliations
  • Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists - UK (CABP)
  • European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP)
  • International Foundation for Biosynthesis (IFB)
  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
  • The Relational School UK (TRS)
Professional profile
I am a psychotherapist, supervisor, consultant, artist and writer and I teach psychotherapy internationally as a lecturer, tutor or faciltator. I am a tutor at Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis and at The Grove Integrative Supervision Diploma course in London, offer CPD training courses, and facilitate small and large group events. I have also worked in community mental health services.

I developed my interest in Eastern philosophy and Integral Yoga in the seventies when I worked in an afforestation and erosion control project in Auroville, South India. My fascination with the interconnection of psychological, bodily and transpersonal dimensions matured as I continued to study Yoga, movement and body awareness approaches whilst working in rural development, construction and later adventure tourism in India and lead me to embrace psychotherapy eventually.

I received my basic psychotherapy training in Gestalt Therapy in South India and subsequently trained with David Boadella at the International Institute for Biosynthesis - IIBS in Switzerland. Biosynthesis is a somatic and psychodynamic oriented psychotherapy, including aspects of pre- and perinatal psychology, body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology. I graduated with a Diploma for 'Biosynthesis - somatic and depth psychology oriented psychotherapy' and qualified as a Biosynthesis training therapist and supervisor. I have also been awarded the 'European Certificate of Psychotherapy' (ECP) by the European Association for Psychotherapy.

I am a founding member of the "Transpersonal Special Interest Group of UKCP", a Co-editor for the International Journal for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. and Web-cast editor for Psychotherapy Excellence.
I also serve on the Executive Committee for the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and as Chair of the EAP Membership Committee. I was Vice Chair for the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) from 2008 to 2013.

I have consistently developed my own synthesis, incorporating further training in somatic trauma work and EMDR but also, as much as possible, the emerging flow of discoveries produced by neuroscience, clinical psychotherapy and relational psychoanalysis - in particular aspects of Object Relations, Attachment Theory, Self Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology and Spiritual Emergence. This synthesis is based on ongoing dialogue with colleagues, and on what my clients have taught me. I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each client since each has a unique story. Today, I describe my approach as relational body psychotherapy. These two paradigms sit comfortably with one another and between them address what draws me most about psychotherapy - the intricacies of psyche and soma dynamics in the therapeutic relationship.

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