Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
Where did you work before coming to GIDS?
I have worked in a variety of clinical settings both in the USA and the UK, having most recently worked in the Lifespan Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder Service at the Tavistock. My previous experience includes working for a children’s cancer charity at both the Great Ormond Street and Royal Marsden Hospitals, as well as being a visiting lecturer on a number of postgraduate courses in Family Therapy and Social Work.
Do you have any special interests in your work?
I am thoughtful of every aspect of diversity and take into consideration all facets of identity. I am particularly drawn to the use of self and how we each make meaning from our lived experiences.
Do you have a favourite children's book?
My favourite children’s book is The Velveteen Rabbit written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. My favourite quote from the book is, “Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always”.
What is your favourite season?
Spring is most definitely my favourite season. It symbolises for me new beginnings and an opportunity to re-evaluate life with a fresh perspective. I find the term Spring cleaning to be a fitting metaphor pertaining to all elements of life.