MA Cantab., MA Essex

Writer and Researcher



From a background of work with children and families I trained with a number of psychotherapy centres, and worked as a psychotherapist and senior tutor until 2012. I now work as a writer and researcher, but as with my psychotherapy work I am concerned to develop my sensitivity to the experiences of all individuals, bearing in mind differences of class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.




I offer tutorial guidance and support to students in liaison with their training organisation, and to professionals experiencing difficulty in study, writing and research. Identifying individual learning styles and needs and developing appropriate skills can render this crucial area less daunting and more rewarding.



I have published articles on a range of subjects from depression to the relations between therapeutic approaches. The most recent, ‘“Play” in psychotherapy and education’, was co-written with David Smart and appeared in the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling (2008). My first book, An Introduction to Object Relations (Free Association Books, 1997), is on the reading lists of psychotherapy and counselling courses of all approaches; and my second book, The Freud Wars (Routledge, 2005) came out of a deeper exploration of psychotherapy as a discipline. I am currently working on a third book, Developments in Object Relations (to be published by Routledge). 


The fee for individual tutorial sessions is £50. Reduced fee vacancies may be available from time to time.



21 Mill Lane

London NW6 1NT


Telephone: 020-7794 5308