I am an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist/counsellor and academic who fervently believes in the therapeutic, cultural and political importance of psychoanalysis.
As a psychotherapist, I use the rich symbolic language of different psychoanalytic models to explore the ways in which my clients' representations of past and present relationships are formed and the effects they have on their psychological development. I have been working privately in South East London since 2000 and Whitstable since 2007. I work both in a long-term and short-term basis depending on the nature of my patients' problems and how they would like to approach it. Moreover, I have supervised the work of trainee counsellors both at university and privately.
Furthermore, I have been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate counselling/psychotherapy students in various higher and adult education settings for the last 12 years. I am also very active in the field of research. Apart from the publication of individual articles and the presentation of conference papers and facilitation of workshops, I edited the book 'Narcissism: A Critical Reader' published by Karnac (2007) and 'The Male in Analysis' published by Palgrave (2011). I am constantly working with various researchers so as to attract funding for future research projects which will involve qualitative analysis of clinical work, the relation between the natural environment and psychological well-being, and the psychosocial factors influencing the nature of the current educational process.