❯ Registered Medical Practitioner
❯ UKCP Accredited NLP Psychotherapist
❯ Certified NLP Coach
❯ Certified Reverse Therapist
❯ Medical Advisor for Reverse Therapy UK
Training and Qualifications
My professional trainings have been invaluable to me as they have given me much to respond to in my life and provided the perfect places for me to discover more of what I know, how I want to work and where I am masterful in what I do. At times, my professional qualifications have enabled me to more confidently offer my services to others and my many teachers have given me useful working models to play with before making my own. However, it is the work with my clients and with myself over the years that has revealed to me the learnings that indeed qualify me to do the work I do.
My study of medicine taught me so much about the nature of health, healing and relating with others – and how important it is to be comfortable at times with not knowing, yet stay present to your experience.
I took the decision to leave medicine at a time when I was working almost exclusively with those patients diagnosed with some form of mental illness. I had become more and more resistant to working within the “medical model” and had been introduced to and started training in the NLP model. This for me was a compelling alternative way of working with some patients who had a greater awareness of their own experience and a desire to explore what mental health might look like for them. I invited some of these patients to work with me, using this model, over a period of six months, and the incredible results of our work together (including being discharged as psychiatric patients and off all medication) convinced me to leave and set up on my own. This was over 20 years ago.