background & qualifications
the 1960's I studied medicine and then started working as
a GP. In 1968-69 I travelled round the world and worked in
Australia for a year. I then returned to London and worked
as an inner city GP full or part-time until 2001. In 1990
I began psychotherapy training and started to work as a psychotherapist
have graduated from Spectrum,
a training centre for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.
Spectrum is a member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for
Psychotherapy). I am in an ongoing supervision group at this
centre and this helps me in my work with my clients. All information
discussed in this group is confidential.
am a member of the British Association of Counselling and
addition to my work in medicine and psychotherapy I have always
been excited by and involved in creative/artistic activities.
In the 1970's I studied Fine Art at St. Martin 's School of
Art and Goldsmiths College, London. I graduated in 1979. Since
1980 I have had my own art studio and exhibited my work. I
am fascinated by the overlap of ideas I have as an artist
and as a therapist. These are reflected in the artwork that I
from my artwork Images of Passion were exhibited at Spectrum
from 2003 to 2004. At that time I was involved in running
a series of psychotherapy workshops which used these panels
as a starting point for exploration and discussion of the
process of creating our own journey. In individual sessions I may use other pieces to initiate e.g. a discussion on maintaining a balance of structure and spontaneity in our lives.