PSYCHOTHERAPY

After many years as a writer and lecturer in film and creative writing, in 1999 I decided to train as a psychotherapist. Since 2002, I have been seeing patients for individual, couples and group psychotherapy in the NHS, at the London Institute of Group Analysis and in my private practice at my home in Brighton Kemptown: Brighton Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice www.psychotherapybrighton.net.

My Training

I have a post graduate diploma in group analytic psychotherapy from the Turvey Institute of Group Analytic Psychotherapy and Oxford Brookes University 2006. I am a member of the London Institute of Group Analysis www.igalondon.org.uk and registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy www.psychotherapy.org.uk I also have a CPD certificate for Working with Couples from the Tavistock Clinic London. As part of my training I was an honorary psychotherapist for 4 years at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital (London) where I conducted psychotherapy groups and saw individual patients.

Further Professional activities

2006 guest speaker at the Institute of Psychiatry Maudsley Debate www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/iopweb/events.
2008 a keynote speaker for the IGA workshop series ‘Talking about Sex’.
2009 IGA Series Convenor:  ‘Dark Forces: Understanding Destructiveness and Transformation’, exploring the origins of destructiveness in childhood and the family and its manifestations in organizations and social conflict.
2010/11 IGA Series Convenor: 'Forces of Change: Resistance and Fear or Hope for Renewal'. I was also the keynote speaker for 'Forces of Change: Gender and Sexuality'
2011 Member of the Group Analytic Society Scientific Committee for the European Symposium ‘Cultures, Conflict, Creativity’.