I love my work. I feel privileged to get know the people I see and there is nothing more satisfying than helping people change and grow. Sometimes it is very complex and takes a long time and sometimes it can happen quite fast. It often depends on the reason the person is coming for help and how motivated they are. Corny as it sounds I make sure I have a good life work balance and can fully attend to the people that I see.
Member of UKCP for 20 years. Resigned in 2016 as the only reason I joined was because regulation was meant to come into force. It has never done so. I am a member of an organisation, the College of Psychoanalysts whose ethical framework I abide by.
Treasurer, ISTDP and trained as an ISTDP therapist with Allan Abbass, Robert Neborsky, and Josette Ten de leHave
2008 - 2011
Visiting Lecturer, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, University of Surrey.
1990s to 2005 ish
Lecturer, supervisor, group facilitator School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's College, London UK. Managing Editor of Free Associations, the journal.
Set up the Elizabeth Gentle Centre for Eating Disorders in 1989.
Worked as an honorary therapist at Willesden Day Hospital with Manek Barucha and Joscelyn Richards doing assessments and being part of the team working with individuals with bi-polar disorder.
Worked at Stamford House, a secure unit for 16 to 18 year olds.