I began my career in the 1970s as a child care social worker and worked for several years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. In 1985 I left to join a small team of mental health professionals in setting up the first counselling and psychotherapy centre in Colchester, Essex: the Stockwell Centre.
In 1988 I began my psychotherapy training with the Lincoln Centre in London, (now the British Psychotherapy Foundation). I qualified in 1995 and opened my private practice which continues to the present day.
I became a senior member of the Lincoln Centre in 2004.
In 2008 I completed an MA by dissertation, in which I explored some difficulties that I had experienced in working with psychotic states of mind. A paper based on my thesis was later published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy.
For 5 years, between 2010 and 2015, I held a lecturer post in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. It was this teaching experience that inspired my first book ‘Everyday Life and the Unconscious Mind.’
My time is now concentrated on my clinical practice.
I live and work in Colchester, Essex.