In my previous career I worked as national newspaper journalist and have an intimate understanding of the challenges facing people who work as witnesses to deeply stressful situations. I covered many natural disasters including the Indian Ocean tsunami and many man-made ones including the Kosovan War. After having a baby and getting married in that order I retrained as a psychotherapist. I now work with adults both intensively up to four times a week but also on a less frequent basis to cater to career demands.
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, trained for five years at the British Psychotherapy Foundation, one of the UK’s pre-eminent training institutions. I also worked at the Gordon Hospital in south London for five years seeing out-patients with very challenging mental health problems.