My background and work
I have over 30 years of experience as a counsellor, educator, facilitator and psychotherapist, working in private practice in Australia and England. In that time I’ve helped hundreds of adults and adolescents overcome psychological problems like anxiety, depression, coping with the loss of a loved one, relationship counselling and much more.
I was born in Australia, but left to study philosophy and Advaita Vedanta at Yoga-Vedanta Forest University in Rishikesh, India during the 1970s. I returned to begin private practice in 1984, initially focusing on bereavement counselling as I undertook further training in psychotherapy. I began to develop a strong interest in Jungian analysis following a meeting with an internationally recognised Jungian analyst, Gregg M. Furth.
Jungian teaching derives from the work and writings of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who provided the foundational framework behind the study of the unconscious mind and its influence on personality. The relationship of the conscious to the unconscious is the focus. It has undergone further investigation and elaboration over the years, making it a highly studied branch of psychology. Its main emphasis is the importance of finding a balance between an individual’s psyche and their path in life. This is often where dream interpretation comes into play as the individual attempts to find the meaning behind their dreams and how the unconscious may be informing conscious life.
After working with Furth for a number of years, I sought to expand my knowledge of Jungian analysis and began studying at the Guild of Analytical Psychology (GAP) in London. After graduation, I become more involved in GAP and led many workshops training psychotherapy students, until I resigned in 2014. Currently, I live in Henley-on-Thames and continue to study and practice psychotherapy, working with a range of patients.