My specialities are in working with trauma (PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), complex trauma, dissociative disorders, childhood abuse, depression and anxiety, couples therapy as well as relationship issues for individuals, and clinical supervision.
I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council), Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Associate Fellow, and Registered Supervisor with the BPS (British Psychological Society), an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), and a Registered EuroPsy Psychologist with EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations).
I am a professional member of ISTSS (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies), ESTSS (European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies), the UKPTS (UK Psychological Trauma Society), and a professional member of ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) and BEFTC (The British Emotionally Focused Therapy Community).
"Whatever his intent, he had to follow his dreams and visions, seeking their wisdom no matter how painful. It was an incomplete answer but it was the only direction he had right then, and he knew no more would be given until he followed the one at hand."Tom Brown Jr. The Vision
I was born and grew up in Montreal, Canada. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1987.
My first M.A. was in East-West Psychology from CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) in San Francisco, California, USA in 1990. This degree focused on the integration of Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy. I worked in outdoor experiential education including teaching Psychology on a programme called Class Afloat, and worked as a Group Leader and Tour Director in Canada, United States, Europe, and Israel.
In 1997 I completed my second M.A. which was a Masters in Counselling Psychology (M.A.C.P.) from Sofia University (formerly ITP - Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in Palo Alto, California, USA, where I also received my Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology in 1999.
I completed my EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training in 2000 and became an Accredited EMDR Approved Practitioner in 2001 by the EMDR UK & Ireland Association and Approved EMDR Consultant in 2006.
I held the post of Specialist Psychologist in the Alcohol & Trauma Service in Sussex Partnership NHS Trust in Brighton, East Sussex for over 9 years. Currently I work in private psychotherapy practice where I work with adults, couples, and provide clinical supervision.
- Health & Care Professions Council
- British Psychological Society
- UK Council for Psychotherapy
- European Federation of Psychologists' Associations
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- UK Psychological Trauma Society
- International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
- The British Emotionally Focused Therapy Community
- The American Psychological Association
- EMDR Association