The experience of analysis will be different for each person. The regular sessions, in which you speak about whatever comes to your mind, allow us both to engage with the material that emerges. The sessions can be between one and four times a week, ranging from a few sessions of psychotherapy to more intensive analysis over several years. I see adults from any social or cultural background.
There can be a variety of reasons for seeking analysis, including feeling unhappy, confused or in conflict. You may have been distressed through difficulties in personal relationships, or may realise that you are repeating unhelpful patterns and feel unable to prevent this. There may be a sense that life is bleak or that something is missing. You may be suffering from depression, anxiety or other problems. It may be that your difficulties date back to earlier in your life. You may be seeking a development of your potential.
Some people seek analysis in order to pursue professional analytic training. I can act as training analyst for those considering training as a Jungian analyst with the British Jungian Analytic Association, or as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with some psychoanalytic psychotherapy trainings, or as a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist.
People usually contact me directly but I am also able take referrals from a doctor or other health professional.
I offer an initial assessment consultation of one or more sessions. This can clarify your situation and enable a decision to be made about whether or not analysis would be helpful.
The first consultation can be arranged by telephone and will be for an hour and a quarter. Further sessions will be for fifty minutes.
Fees per session space are agreed over the initial consultation and are reviewed annually.
My consulting room is around ten minutesí drive from Newport on the road to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, with direct buses from Newport and the Lymington ferry. There may be access to my ground floor consulting room for a small wheelchair, but the en-suite toilet is not wheelchair accessible.
Senior member, British Jungian Analytic Association, British Psychotherapy Foundation. Member, International Association for Analytical Psychology. British Psychoanalytic Council registered Jungian analyst.
Member, Guild of Psychotherapists. UK Council for Psychotherapy, Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis college registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Member of Psychotherapy Sussex.
The BPC and UKCP are Professional Standards Authority accredited registers and I am subject to their complaints and conduct process. I uphold all these organisations' codes of ethics and undertake ongoing continuing professional development.
BA (Hons) in social psychology
I qualified as a Jungian analyst in 2014 and as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in 1999. My psychotherapy training began in 1984 with a group analysis course and training as a psychodramatist, qualifying in 1988. My private analytical psychotherapy practice began in 1995.
I was employed in the NHS as a psychotherapist on the Isle of Wight from 2002 to 2011, and before that worked in London and Surrey psychotherapy departments, providing individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. I worked initially as a psychiatric nurse, in an eating disorders service, and for eighteen years in a therapeutic community for young adults with personality disorders, doing group psychotherapy, psychodrama and working closely with an art therapist in an art work group. I worked in NHS mental health for over thirty years.
I trained in supervision with the Society of Analytical Psychology and offer analytic supervision and consultation, which may be by telephone or internet link. My experience includes providing supervision groups and Balint (case-based discussion) groups.
To arrange an initial consultation please call me on 01983 760724
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I conduct an analytical psychotherapy seminar group. This is an opportunity for continuing professional development for those curious about analysis. It mainly involves reading for discussion in the group and is ongoing each year on ten Monday evenings from September to June. Fees are currently £190 per year. Applicants will need to attend an interview (£60).
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