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My therapy practice is in Pimlico – three minutes’ walk from
the tube station and ten minutes’ walk from Victoria station.
I started my counselling work twenty years ago after an
earlier career in nursing. Subsequently I trained to be a
psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a special interest in attachment theory. A further training with Relate
prepared me for what is now a key focus of my work - assisting couples
whose relationships are in trouble. This work can be open ended over a
long period or for just a few weeks.
The following pages aim to give you a sense of how I work and whether what I offer could be helpful to you. Please email me if you would like to speak to me or to make an initial appointment. A first appointment is a one-off meeting for us to clarify whether my service will be a good fit for your needs.
I have taught counsellors and therapists on University and College courses since 1999 and in more recent years I have also trained supervisors.
On the final pages of the website I list the papers I have published in professional journals and my book about therapists' retirement.
My current research is focused on how partners find each other. I am exploring the relative strengths and weaknesses of the three different routes into relationship:
Falling in love or random romance
Arranged marriage (not forced marriage)
Relationships which are self-arranged through dating sites
In order to better understand these different forms of courtship I am interviewing couples from each of these three traditions. If this is something in which you might be interested, please have a look at my Research pages and if you would like to take this further send me a message via the Contact page. My research interviews are quite separate from therapy sessions and I would not interview a couple who had been or might become clients.