My main training is in Core Process Psychotherapy. I have been fully accredited and registered with UKCP since 2003, and have an M.A in Core Processs Psychotherapy. I have also done additional training in working with the arts in psychotherapy, and am an Associate Member of the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education. Other trainings include Focusing.
My first Degree was in French. I then did an MBA for pragmatic reasons, and worked in finance for 6 years before re-training as a psychotherapist in the early 1990s. I worked part-time in charity fundraising and management whilst building my therapy practice.
I don't believe any one psychological theory has a monopoly of truth about human beings, which is why I am integrative practitioner. Jung said that we 'need to invent a new therapy for each client'. There is some truth in that, I think. Maybe it's because my ancestors were all tailors but I don't believe that a ready-made programme is as useful as a customised approach! Life can be difficult, and the society we live in can be lonely and alienating. I think it's important to identify and draw on and all the resources that might support us and nourish us, whether relationship, therapy, books, the arts, landscape, spirituality...
I'm a father, guitar player, occasional writer, and Spurs fan.