My training and practice is rooted in Psychoanalytic Theory, which began with the pioneering work of Sigmund Freud in the 1890’s. From that time, till his death in 1939, Freud’s theories developed significantly.  Thoughts and ideas from Freud’s original work have since been developed and matured by Psychoanalytic practitioners around the world.  It is such thinking that has grown into a broad pool of theoretical knowledge and experience, which underpins my clinical practice.  


I trained with The Tavistock Clinic, where Melanie Klein's theories of infant development have strongly shaped the tradition of thinking. Klein’s observations and experiences helped develop an understanding of the way that unprocessed feelings are unconsciously communicated with an effort to seek relief from suffering. This knowledge allows for a gradual understanding of the way that people are shaped by their life experiences in complex and conflicting ways.


My thinking is informed heavily by my training, my life experience and my ongoing professional development. This sits alongside the personal developments that I made within my long and intensive training therapy, firstly with a Kleinian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and latterly with a Jungian Analyst.

If I were to meet with you, I would hope to show that my training and experience enables me to work with high levels of rigour, authenticity and humanity.