I maintain my private practice alongside my work as a lecturer in psychotherapy and counselling at Regents University and as clinical lead and supervisor of the counselling service at Camden Working Men’s College. I have 16 years experience working as a therapeutic practitioner working with clients from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures.
For those of you concerned with practice orientation. I am trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist with the core of my practice being in Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I integrate Existential and Phenomenological theory as well as cross disciplinary theory and practise relating to intersubjectivity in to my work.
I live in Walthamstow, East London and choose to have my consulting room located amongst a community of artisans, as I feel this is sympathetic to my practice.
I have a keen interest in outsider art in general and in outsider musical forms in particular. I am drawn to artistic expression that is of it’s own kind/genus. Artists who believe in what they are doing so strongly that they don’t wait for the approval of anyone else and employ a do it yourself approach. This fascination I pursue as part of my broader interest in society, culture and political change.
As you might surmise, I have a lifelong draw towards thinking about issues of marginalisation, and what it is like to feel like an outsider. I feel these issues influence us more than is commonly thought, that people struggle with what it is to be ‘normal’, and that ‘normality’ so often eludes us. My aim has always been to not try and pursue conventional notions of normality, but to understand what makes us unique, why that matters and how one might find peace and justice in the world.