I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Before becoming interested in counselling and psychotherapy, I studied at Cambridge University and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I have worked in theatre, radio and television as an actor, broadcaster, journalist, author and playwright.
In the 1990s I was a volunteer with the Terrence Higgins Trust, providing emotional and practical support for people with HIV / AIDS, before studying for my Certificate in Counselling at Richmond College, my Post-Graduate Diploma at Thames Valley University and then at Birkbeck College, London University, I studied couple and sex therapy.
I established my private psychotherapy practice in 2001, first in Harley Street and now in Covent Garden.
I have also been a counsellor at the West London Centre for Counselling, a group facilitator at Survivors UK and a sex therapist for the problem page of a national daily newspaper.
At the City Lit Institute I work in the Counselling & Psychology Department, offering professional development workshops for therapists, facilitating personal development groups and teaching trainee counsellors.
I am a member of the Directory of Pink Therapists.
My areas of professional interest include abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, couple therapy, creative professions, death & dying, HIV / AIDS, identity, group facilitation, relationship issues, sexual issues, gender and sexuality.
As an accredited member of the BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.