Many years after leaving school (as a rebellious, underachieving 16 year old) and working in a bizarre range of jobs and countries, I decided that I wanted to eventually become a psychotherapist after a series of difficult life events. So I did a Social Science degree at the University of Westminster, absolutely loved it and went on to train as a Counselling Psychologist at City University.
Since 1998 I have been teaching Psychology part-time here at Westminster and have completed Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Alongside this I work as a Practitioner Psychologist in a wide range of voluntary sector organisations, working therapeutically with individuals and groups. I also have a small private practice as a Counselling Psychologist. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology, the Institute of Group Analysis and several other professional bodies. I wish I could tell my 16 year old self that "It's all going to work out... you'll find your life path and you'll be ok"!
My main teaching areas are related to Counselling Psychology, Social and Applied Psychology, Critical Psychology, and the Psychology of Prejudice. I am passionate about all these areas which relate directly and indirectly to all my areas of work, my life and this complex, amazing and often troubled world we live in.
Unfortunately I don't have time or capacity for doing/supervising research, although I do try to keep up with what is happening within my areas of interest.