Accreditation and professional affiliations
  • European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)
  • The Relational School UK (TRS
  • Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre (CBPC)
  • European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP)
Professional profile
I am a psychotherapist, supervisor, group facilitator/tutor, consultant, artist, researcher and writer. I offer CPD or staff training courses on request or by agreement on a range of subjects, facilitate small and large group events, and have also worked in community based statutory mental health services. As a tutor or lecturer/facilitator for psychotherapy and supervision diploma courses, I worked with a number of institutes and organisations such as:

- The Grove - Integrative Supervision Diploma (UK)
- Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UK)
- Centrum
Pod křídly, Prague (Czech Republic)
- Centro de Psicoterapia Somática em Biossíntese (Portugal)
- Re-Vision, Psychotherapy with a Soulful Perspective (UK)

- Maagalim - Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling (Israel)

- Centar IGW Zagreb (Croatia)
- Gestalt Centre Homa (Croatia)
- Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy (UK)

I am also Co-editor for the International Journal for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, and Web-cast editor for Psychotherapy Excellence, and a founding member of the "Transpersonal Special Interest Group of UKCP". I held a number of roles in professional organisations, such as Vice Chair for the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) from 2008 to 2013, and currently serve on the Deputy General Secretary of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and as Chair of the EAP Membership Committee.

Background, qualifications and perspectives
I developed my interest in Eastern philosophy and Integral Yoga in the seventies when I worked in an afforestation and erosion control project in Auroville, South India. My fascination with the interconnections between psychological, physiological and transpersonal dimensions matured as I continued to study Yoga, movement and body awareness approaches whilst working in rural development, construction and later adventure tourism in India and lead me to embrace psychotherapy eventually.

I received my basic psychotherapy training in Gestalt Therapy in South India and subsequently trained with David Boadella at the International Institute for Biosynthesis - IIBS in Switzerland. Biosynthesis is a
psychodynamic somatic oriented psychotherapy, including aspects of pre- and perinatal psychology, body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology. I graduated with a Diploma for 'Biosynthesis - somatic and depth psychology oriented psychotherapy' and qualified as a Biosynthesis training therapist and supervisor. I have also been awarded the 'European Certificate of Psychotherapy' (ECP) by the European Association for Psychotherapy.

I have consistently developed my own synthesis, incorporating further training such as somatic trauma work or EMDR, my ongoing dialogue with colleagues, and what my clients/patients have taught me. I aim to integrate the emerging flow of discoveries by neuroscience/neurobiology as well as relational (two-person psychology) and intersubjectivity oriented approaches - in particular aspects of Object Relations, Attachment Theory, Self Psychology, Jungian and Transpersonal Psychology. A Field theory (Levin, Pearls) frame allows for this diverse range of concepts, clinical philosophies and theoretical perspectices to collaborate comfortably and constructively.

Today, I describe my approach simply as psychotherapy, in line with my belief that a uniquely personalised therapy must be constructed for each client/patient since each has a unique psychological-physiological story and soul journey. 

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