My 20’s and 30’s were spent travelling, mainly around Asia, immersed in Eastern psychology, philosophy and spiritual practice. This led me back to the UK where I studied Neuroscience and Psychology in an attempt to understand the benefits of meditation scientifically. This interest has grown, and I have now been studying, researching and practicing Western Psychology since 2008. Before this, I studied, practiced and taught Mindfulness-based techniques internationally for around twenty years.
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
- Doctor of Psychology (DPsych)
- MSc with Distinction in Early Psychosis Intervention.
- Master’s Research: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness (Distinction).
- BSc First-Class Honours in Psychology & Neuroscience.
Quite often I work with people who are at a stage where they want to make sense of, and find meaning in their lives. This in itself can form the basis of valuable therapeutic aims.
Although I avoid too much emphasis on the use of labels, some examples of diagnoses I often work with include:
Other typical examples of issues that people bring to our sessions include:
- Sex and Sexuality
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Loss, grief and bereavement
- Physical Health (e.g. Pain, Sleep, HIV, terminal illness)