I originally trained as an existential psychotherapist at Regents College London, with Emmy Van Deurzen and Ernesto Spinelli. I then worked as a drugs and alcohol counsellor for many years, helping people to resolve their ambivalence, move towards appropriate goals, anticipate obstacles and deal with relapses. During this time I trained in more targeted ways of working, like Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
I have an MA in philosophy and I was involved with the philosophical counselling movement since its early days in the UK. I have a particular interest in decision-making, moral dilemmas and ‘weakness of will’.
I have trained in cognitive-behavioural coaching (CBC) at the Centre for Coaching in London, and I am currently completing a course in advanced coaching at Oxford University department for continuing education.