About Me

A little something about me.

Before I became a counsellor, I worked in the music, design and media industries for 20 years in sales and international marketing management. The experience and benefit of my own therapy led me to train as a psychodynamic counsellor. I worked for University of Cambridge’s counselling service for several years before establishing my own private practice. An understanding of a wide range of business issues led me to train as an executive coach. I often use coaching skills in my work and I have a particular interest in helping my clients improve their relationships by exploring ways in which they communicate – be that as a couple, within the family or in the workplace. About ten years ago, I became involved with the family law community and realised the huge benefit that therapeutic work has with individuals going through divorce and separation which then led me to train as a family mediator.

Whether I’m working with a couple going through a divorce, with an individual struggling with anxiety or helping a senior manager develop leadership skills, my goal is to listen carefully, to really hear what they’re saying (or not saying) and to help clients find their own answers in a supportive environment. When working with couples or groups, I believe that an ability to identify the dynamics is essential. I am able to listen and hear people at a deep level, to pick up the threads that emerge and weave them together or find a way of addressing difficult issues that remain unspoken. I believe in openness, honesty and authenticity and I bring energy, warmth and frankness to all my client relationships.

Divorce and the paradox of choice

You’ve made your choice, that is, you’ve made the decision to separate or divorce. Or perhaps you’re still undecided …

The emotional side of divorce and separation

There are several areas that need addressing in divorce and separation – the legal and financial aspects are obvious …

The importance of good communication

Many couples cite poor communication as being a key factor in their divorce or separation. How many times have you heard, …