About Me

I am a Psychoanalyst, having trained at the British Psychoanalytic Society in London. Alongside this, I was a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust between 2010 and 2023, providing individual, couple and group psychotherapy to a diverse patient population. I am a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Following qualification as a Consultant Psychiatrist, I held a senior position at the Portman Clinic, which specialises in the treatment of persons who engage in violent and/or compulsive sexual behaviours. During this period, I was Course Lead for the Portman Clinic’s clinical training in Forensic Psychotherapy, for which I maintain a position as a Visiting Lecturer. Alongside my position at the Portman Clinic, I was appointed as Head of Adult Psychiatry and Clinical Governance Lead for the Trust. I was subsequently appointed as Head of Adult Complex Needs between 2017 and 2019, leading the Trust’s main adult psychotherapy department.

Although my clinical approach is as a Psychoanalyst, I have found my psychiatric background to be immensely helpful. Having worked for over 20 years with a wide range of patients presenting with complex difficulties, the breadth of my psychiatric experience provides a robust framework which informs how I think about diagnosis, treatment and risk.

I have co-written a book on clinical risk assessment (Assessing Risk: A Relational Approach, Routledge) and co-edited a book on the use of group therapy to treat patients who engage in violent and/or compulsive sexual behaviours (Forensic Group Psychotherapy: The Portman Clinic Approach, Routledge).