About me

I have trained as a group analyst and as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am a member of the Institute of Group Analysis (a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and British Psychoanalytic Council. I am fully up-to-date with their continuing professional development and supervisory requirements. I am also trained as a practitioner of EMDR and mentalisation-based therapy.

In addition to my private psychotherapeutic practice, I hold an honorary role as associate professor of psychotherapy with a local university and supervise a university psychotherapy teaching team. In 2020, I was recognised as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

I am also registered, licenced, and in good-standing with the General Medical Council and I am on the specialist register as a consultant psychiatrist. I am also a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and have practised psychiatry since 2003. I continue to hold an NHS consultant psychiatrist position.

My qualifications include:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from University of Aberdeen (2002)

Registered with the General Medical Council (GMC no. 6049043) (2002)

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2006)

Diploma in Geriatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London (2006)

Masters of Arts in Psychoanalysis with Distinction, University of Sheffield (2009)

Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (2013)

Member of the Institute of Group Analysis and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, London (2018)

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Anglia Ruskin University (2019)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (2019)

Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary in Educational Psychology and English Literature/Cultural Studies) in group analytic approaches to sexuality and gender, University of Manchester (2020)