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My CV:

Academic Background:

Dip’.,  Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction): UKCP registration

M.Sc., Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction), University of Wales,

      Thesis: The Soul in Modern Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist Attitudes to Religion and Spirituality in Their Own Lives and the  

          Lives of their Clients.

B.A.(Hon’s First Class) University of Northumbria. Newcastle

-          Dissertation: Creativity as an Aid to Wellbeing in Group-work. A comparative analysis of the Ritual, Creative and Therapeutic Spaces as observed in Navajo Sand painting, Live Performance Art and Jungian Sandplay Therapy.

Academic/Teaching Experience

·         Subjectivity in the Development of Performance Ritual – Cleveland College of Art and Design, UK, 1989-92

·         Ritual and Creativity in Arts in Health -- University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK, 1990-92

·         Counselling and Listening Skills for Telephone Helpline and Befriending Volunteers – Friend LGBT Helpline Newcastle 1992

·         Introduction to Photo -Therapy in Men’s Work – Various Workshops 1989-1992

·         Sand Painting and Ritual as Aids to Well-Being – Children and Parents’ Camp in cooperation with MOBEX North East Summer 1993

·         Lead Tutor, First Year Post Graduate Training in Integrative Psychotherapy – BACP and UKCP accredited training course 2004-2008

·         Imagery and Metaphor Research Module Project, Practicum Training, Post Graduate/M.Sc. course 2005-2008

·         Jungian Active Imagination and Guided Affective Imagery Research Module Project, Practicum Training, Post Graduate/M.Sc. course 2005-08

·         Comprehensive Training for Newly Qualified Volunteer Counsellors – East Durham Emotional Well-being Service 2010

·         Learning to Mythologise, Story Telling as a Tool of Transformation – Professional Development Seminar 2011

·         Active Imagination as a Tool for Self-Supervision – Professional Development Seminar - 2016

·         Jungian Dream Group - Using Projective Dreamwork - Experiential Group – 2017
·          Introduction to Jungian Principles and Practice - Seminar Group - 2017-18
·         Jungian Active Imagination – Advanced Seminars 2019
·         The Red Book Reading Group Seminars 2020

Clinical Experience

·         South Tees Health, Arts Therapist, Elderly Mentally ill – 1988-1990

·         NACRO, Arts and Personal Effectiveness group – 1991-1992

·         Ashfield Parents’ Centre, Counsellor – 1991-1995

·         Newcastle Social Services, Psychotherapist – 1995-2004

·         Mind Gateshead, School Counsellor – 2009-2010

·         East Durham Emotional Wellbeing Service – 2010

·         Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, Highly Experienced Psychotherapist 2011-2012

·         Private Psychotherapy Practice, 2000 -present


Continuing Education:


·         Psychosynthesis in Education Trust, 1988-1990

·         International Re-Evaluation Co-Counselling Community, 1989

·         Coventina School of Shamanic Therapy 1998

  •  Northern Guild for Psychotherapy, 1999-2007

·         Edge Hill University, CBT, 2008

·         BACP, Counselling Children and Young People Conference 2010

·         InSyt Training Edinburgh, 2010

·         Leeds/North Yorks NHS Trust 2010-2011

·         PODS, Positive outcomes for Dissociation Survivors 2015

·         BISS, British and Irish Sandplay Society, Advanced Training Seminars 2015-2016

            -     4,000+ hours individual clinical supervision, 1999-Present  

            -     800+ hours Personal Depth Psychotherapy (Psychoanalaytic and Integrative,Sandplay Analysis) and                                                Psychological/Philosophical discussion group attendance

Academic/Research Interests

·         Teaching psychological principles and material to non-therapists

·         Clinical supervision

·         Application of Jungian theory

·         Experiences and descriptions of Imaginal Realm, i.e. Active Imagination, Dreams etc

·         Jungian Sandplay

        Mythology and Story Telling

·         Ritual

·         Creative and Mystical experiences in therapy and life


              -    United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Registered

              -    Member Association for Sandplay Therapy (MAST)

              -    International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS)