Biography

I live in Otley, North West of Leeds. My interest in psychotherapy goes back many years but the process of formal training and preparation actually began in 1997. I have over ten years experience in private practice and over thirty five years experience in the NHS in a variety of senior clinical and leadership positions in mental health and community services.  

Qualifications

MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2006)

Institute of Leadership & Management Level 7 Award in Strategic Leadership (2012)

BSc(hons) Health Studies (1998)

Registered Mental Nurse (1984)

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (psychotherapy.org.uk). The UKCP is one of the main regulatory bodies for psychotherapists, and membership is restricted to therapists who have undertaken a rigorous and accredited training programme, and who can provide evidence of on-going development and regular clinical supervision. 

I am a former trustee and treasurer of the Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust, a registered charity that promotes psychoanalytic therapies and provides bursaries for people in training. 

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