Professional background:


I qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse in 1992 and became interested in the way that interpersonal relationships can be used to aid people’s recovery from psychological distress and illness. I have worked in many areas of the psychiatric care system and qualified as a community mental health nurse specialist practitioner in 1996 from Manchester Metropolitan University.

I have worked in a variety of psychotherapy settings since 2002. This has included highly specialist Therapeutic Community (group) work, Group Analytic Psychotherapy, once and twice weekly individual psychotherapy and Mentalization Based Treatment. Each treatment approach is rooted in psychoanalytic theory.

My training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist began with the North West Institute of Dynamic Psychotherapy in 2006, I reached full qualification with the Tavistock Clinic in 2013. The final part of my training had a strong emphasis on Intercultural aspects of psychotherapy and was convened by The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in Leeds.

I provide organisational consultancy work where group-analytic and systems thinking is used to support managers, leaders and team members to develop helpful work environments. Application of psychoanalytic thinking helps to bring understanding to areas of work that otherwise prevent teams from functioning at their optimum.