I have a background in music. I studied classical guitar at the Royal college of Music and then 20th Century Music and Humanities at the University of Sussex. A playing related injury meant I could not pursue a career in music performance and so I fell into buying and selling rare recordings and became a music retailer.
I became interested in Jung and other thinkers when I was in my late teens and have been reading in and around the subject since then. I had counseling in my early twenties and in my late thirties I embarked on deeper explorations of myself through Jungian psychotherapy. I have had many hundreds of hours of personal therapy and training therapy.
I am in regular supervision for my clients with a senior IAAP registered Jungian Analyst and a Core Process Psychotherapist. My training to date:
2007/08 Certificate in Counseling Skills Levels 1 & 2 (Chichester University)
2009 Introduction to Jung (Guild of Analytical Psychologists)
2011-14 Diploma Analytical Psychology (Guild of Analytical Psychologists) (not completed)
2011/12 Foundation in Systemic Family Constellations (Centre for Systemic Constellations)
2013/14 Working with Couples (Centre for Systemic Constellations)
2014/15 Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy (ERT) (Nick Totton)
2015/16 Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy (ERT) (Nick Totton)
2015/16 Grace and Chaos Group Facilitation (Nick Totton & Alison Priestman)
2015/16 Systemic Ritual Practitioner Course (Daan Van Kampenhout)
2016/17 Foundation in Group Analysis (Institute of Group Analysis)
2017/18 Wild Therapy (Nick Totton) (in progress)
I am a member of the ERT Association.
In addition I regularly attend CPD (continuing professional development) workshops to avail myself of new ways of seeing and understanding persons whom I come into contact with.