I am a founding member of the the resilient mind by von Lerse, an HCPC accredited clinical psychologist, a qualified psychoanalyst, an independent doctoral trainer, and supervisor and examiner in clinical and counselling psychology. I am interested in post-traumatic growth and blending psychoanalysis with Buddhist teachings to help with this.
In my private practice, I work with adults who have longstanding difficulties relating to themselves and others. I am also a Director of London Counselling Psychologists, Co-chair of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Prior to this, I previously worked as principal clinical psychologist, specialising in HIV and sexual health, in Barts and the London NHS Trust. I have also worked as clinical co-ordinator for the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (provided by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust) specialising in working with GPs and their patients, particularly those with medically unexplained symptoms and enduring relational problems. I have worked as specialist supervision consultant to Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, and to Headstrong Counselling in West London.
As an academic, I have worked on Doctorate in Counselling Psychology course teams at London Metropolitan University and the University of Roehampton. Most recently, I led the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London, and have worked as programme external examiner for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Universoty of Plymouth. I have worked as a doctoral examiner and supervisor for several other universities, I have published peer-reviewed articles, written book chapters and am an active reviewer for psychology journals, including Qualitative Health Research and the Journal of Psychological Therapy.