am a psychotherapist, supervisor, group facilitator/tutor, consultant, artist, researcher and writer. I
CPD or staff training courses on request or by agreement on a range of subjects,
facilitate small and large group events, and have also worked in
based statutory mental health services. As a tutor or lecturer/facilitator for psychotherapy and supervision diploma courses, I worked with a number of institutes and organisations such as:
- The Grove - Integrative Supervision Diploma (UK)
- Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UK)
- Centrum Pod křídly, Prague (Czech Republic)
- Centro de Psicoterapia Somática em Biossíntese (Portugal)
- Re-Vision, Psychotherapy with a Soulful Perspective (UK)
- Maagalim - Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling (Israel)
- Centar IGW Zagreb (Croatia)
- Gestalt Centre Homa (Croatia)
- Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy (UK)
I am also Co-editor for
the International Journal for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, and Web-cast editor for Psychotherapy Excellence, and a founding member of the "Transpersonal Special Interest Group of UKCP". I held a number of roles in professional organisations, such as Vice Chair for the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) from 2008 to 2013, and currently serve on the Executive Committee of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)
and as Chair of the EAP Membership Committee.
Background, qualifications and perspectives
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 interconnections between
psychological, physiological 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.
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
psychodynamic somatic 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.
have consistently developed my own synthesis, incorporating further
training such as somatic trauma work or EMDR, my ongoing dialogue
with colleagues, and what my clients/patients have taught me.
I aim to integrate the emerging flow of discoveries by
neuroscience/neurobiology as well as relational (two-person psychology)
and intersubjectivity oriented approaches - in particular aspects of
Relations, Attachment Theory, Self Psychology, Jungian and
Transpersonal Psychology. A Field theory (Levin, Pearls) frame allows for this diverse range of concepts, clinical philosophies and theoretical perspectices to collaborate comfortably and constructively.
Today, I describe my approach simply as
psychotherapy, in line with my belief that
a uniquely personalised therapy must be constructed for each client/patient since each has
a unique psychological-physiological story and soul journey.