for Professionals

Supervision and Training

I am a psychotherapist in general and forensic practice, and an expert in working with trauma and dissociation, extreme abuse and mind control.  I provide general supervision, specialist supervision for therapists who work with extreme abuse, and forensic supervision.  I am a member for the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD), and speak nationally and internationally at conferences and universities on understanding trauma and advancing practice.

I have completed a post-graduate diploma in humanistic/gestalt psychotherapy, a diploma in counselling, an advanced diploma in forensic psychotherapy, a diploma in supervision, a post-graduate certificate in couple therapy and a certificate in coaching and sex therapy. I have also completed further training in working with trauma, cognitive therapy, group therapy and play therapy.

I am the author and presenter of the popular ‘In the Mind of…’ series of workshops for therapists and mental health professionals.

I run a series of training workshops, based on material prepared in partnership with my clients, called INSIDE OUT: 

  • Inside the mind of a ‘borderline personality disorder’ 
  • Beyond Comfort: inside the mind of a person suffering from eating distress
  • Inside the mind of a spiritual abuse survivor
  • Inside the mind of a cult survivor
  • Counselling the Unimaginable: inside the world of extreme abuse
  • Counselling the Unimaginable: inside the world of Witchcraft, Voodoo and Black Magic
  • From Exorcism to Psychotherapy
  • Into Dangerous Places: inside the mind of a sexual and violent offender

General and Forensic Practice

My experience includes working with the voluntary, public and statutory sector with adults, children, adolescents, parents, families and couples and all types of relationships: married/unmarried, people who choose to live apart, same sex partners or partners who want to separate.

I am the former Chair of the Forensic Therapists Association in Britain (2008-14) and was previously the director of One in Four UK, a charity which specialises in working with survivors of child sexual abuse, from 2005 to 2009. I was a member (2009-11) of the board of the Criminal Justice Forum of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am currently also a Restorative Justice Officer.

I was formerly Lead Practitioner at Towards Healing for the Trauma Recovery Programme of the Irish Catholic Church in London (for survivors of clerical, religious and institutional abuse in Ireland).

Prior to moving into psychotherapy, I worked in the diplomatic service and hold an MA in political science.

Supervision fees

  • Supervision and Consultancy: £70 per meeting
  • Organisations: £100 per session
  • Expert Witness Work: £120 per hour