I have been working as a therapist for the past 30 years and currently have my own practice based in the New Town in Edinburgh. I am also a supervisor in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Edinburgh University and supervise practitioners and students in counselling and arts therapies.
I originally trained as a dance movement therapist in the USA, where I qualified as a movement analyst in the 1970s. I then moved to Scotland where I worked in the NHS and voluntary sector as a freelance staff trainer and consultant, and directed the first Laban Movement Analysis training program in Europe in Rotterdam, Holland.
In the 1990s I trained as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist because I wanted to understand the power of words and how they work with our inner world. I now do both counseling and psychoanalytic psychotherapy – usually on a long term basis.
Qualifications and registrations
I qualified in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in 2001. I am registered with the following organisations: