About Me

Training

Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations (BAHons)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Grad Dip Psychology)
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)
Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.

Experience

Before I trained as a Counselling Psychologist I worked for many years in television news and documentary programme-making as a producer and director, for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and American broadcasters.

My psychology training took place at the University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University) and City University London, where I completed my doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

My counselling psychology practice has been in an NHS counselling and psychology service, a large GP practice, a hospital department for patients who are chronically or terminally ill, in a university student counselling service, and as a bereavement counsellor.

Academic post

I am a lecturer in counselling psychology at City University London. I teach and am a tutor on the DPsych Counselling Psychology and in the wider psychology department, and supervise a range of trainee counselling psychologist’s research projects.

In my own research, I am a qualitative researcher, and am interested in the links between the mind and body in health and illness, and the ways in which individuals and society relate to medical technology. I have a particular specialism in living non-directed or altruistic kidney donation, in which I have carried out in-depth qualitative research. I continue to write on this subject.

Link to my recent research article in the journal Health: http://hea.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/09/09/1363459313501358.abstract