Psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. UKCP accredited since 2003.
My first training was in Core Process Psychotherapy, which combines the insights and skills of Western psychotherapeutic approaches with a Buddhist-influenced understanding of how to work with suffering and cultivate a creative path.
I have done additional training in art therapy at IATE - Certificate In Creativty And Imagination - and have also completed the Practitioner Certificate In Creative Writing For Therapeutic Purposes at Metanoia. I work a lot with the felt sense, the implicit feel of a whole situation, at first fuzzy and hard to articluate, and using writing and artwork can really help to access and artcultae this. This comes from Focusing, which is a practice I have worked with and trained in for some 20 years. See http://www.focusing.org.uk/ for more details.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked in business then as a charity fundraiser. I??m a father. So I feel I combine knowledge of real world problems and life difficulties with a sense of the full possibilities that human life can offer - opened up by many years of Buddhist practice as well as experience and training as a therapist. I also believe that seriousness and light-hearted humour are not necessarily contradictions!
I have enjoyed being a musician for many years and one of my main creative practices has been songwriting.
I work both from home in Stoke Newington and at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre.
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