I have undertaken various trainings as an individual and group psychotherapist. I am accredited as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and completed a clinical masters exploring and training in various aspects of client care including medication, different psychiatric and psychological models of the mind, CBT and research methodology. I was for some time an honorary psychotherapist at St Martin’s hospital in Canterbury working with people suffering from psychosis, usually seeing them in their own homes. Until very recently I was Clinical Manager at Mandy Saligari’s clinic: Charter, where I worked since it was founded. I now work in private practice.
I have always had an interest in self-representation through writing and have developed various approaches to writing as a particular approach to therapy. Together with members of the Charter team I have developed a TDR (Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery) group work programme, which I outlined at the 2015 UKCP research conference. I am a qualified EMDR therapist and am very interested in the intersection between psychoanalytic and EMDR work.
I am a writer and have had two novels published: The Wisdom of Uncle Kasimir (Bloomsbury, 2005) and The Eleventh Letter (Dodo Ink, 2016). I contribute to several blogs including the one on this site: Little Purring Heart, The Delusionals, and Uncle Kasimir. A number of my stories are available at minorliteratures.com and in other online and print publications.