I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am an registered member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists which is the main professional body for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. I undertook doctorate level clinical training at the Tavistock Clinic, London and in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service clinic in the NHS before working in private practice in Hong Kong for 3 years. I have recently returned to Reading. I have 9 years of postgraduate specialist education and have worked extensively in a therapeutic capacity with children of all ages for over 10 years. I have specialist clinical interests in separation and individuation and adoption and fostering. I am currently undertaking research as part of my Professional Doctorate with the Tavistock Clinic and the University of Essex.
In Hong Kong, I was an Honorary Lecturer at Hong Kong University, Centre on Behavioural Health teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy on two programmes, MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and MSc in Behavioural Health. I also ran an online Infant Observation seminar group with students from Beijing. In October 2013, I delivered a series of lectures to students and professionals on the Kleinian approach to Child Psychotherapy as part of the Sino-British Training programme in Beijing. I have given several talks on psychoanalytic child development and therapeutic technique in Hong Kong.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
B.A. Psychology and Linguistics,
University of Reading, U.K.
M.A. Psychoanalytic Infant Observational Studies,
Tavistock Clinic & University of East London, U.K.
Qualified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic & University of East London, U.K.
Professional Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, U.K.
Psychoanalytic thought postulates that only when you consider the unconscious as well as the conscious mind can you understand the whole person.