For nearly five years, until April 2015, I was a Specialist Psychotherapist in the Neurology Psychotherapy Service at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, where I worked with patients with medically unexplained symptoms (non-epileptic seizures; chronic pain;dissociative episodes) which usually turned out to be of severe traumatic origin.
I currently work in private practice
I am registered with the UKCP (0005469), and I am covered by the UKCP’s Code of Ethics.
I am trained in EMDR and use EMDR in my practise to aid the processing of traumatic episodes of all kinds including PTSD.
I have also carried out a training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy,and now use these highly effective body-based techniques extensively in my work.
These body techniques sometimes involve the use of Mindfulness Meditation and practice.
I have been a practising psychotherapist since 1997.
I have many thousands of hours of clinical experience with all kinds of people suffering all kinds of symptoms: from highly dissociative adult survivors of prolonged sexual and physical abuse, through sufferers of somatic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, through sufferers of severe anxiety and obsessional disorders, to the everyday ‘something is wrong with me’ sort of person.
I was accredited by Bowlby Centre in 2003 as a supervisor of other psychotherapists. I am also a training therapist: that is, I am a therapist to those who are themselves training as psychotherapists.
From 2002 to 2006, I was Chair of the Registration Board of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.