"Moving is a challenge. Even moving to a better environment, what was taken for granted in one's previous life now needs to be thought through again. Furthermore the stress and the excitement of starting a new life might stir up old anxieties or habits that one had hoped to leave behind. On the other hand, with time, help and hard work, the upheaval is also an opportunity, a great opportunity to move forward towards a more fulfilling life"

I am a counsellor, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst.

I trained initially in France in clinical psychology followed by a PhD then undertook the psychoanalytic training at the British Institute of Psychoanalysis (internationally recognised). In London I also trained at the Tavistock Clinic in therapeutic work with families and children and later became a visiting teacher. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have trained and supervised counsellors and psychotherapists.

I work with adults with a range of difficulties. I always keep some work with children as there is often a need with few psychodynamic resources available and it makes me keep in mind several developmental strands at the same time. After an initial assessment period the client and I will see what type of work is preferable:

Some clients need counselling, others brief work, others want to shift something more in depth about themselves and will chose a more intensive rhythm of sessions others might be parents wanting a consultation concerning their child or consultations for marital problems.

I moved from London to Avignon in Sept 2005. My origins in both Anglo-Saxon and French cultures, is often an advantage when working with people trying to come to grips with a French environment.

Having enjoyed teaching in London in different settings such as the Tavistock Clinic and the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, I would also welcome any request from counsellors or psychotherapists wanting further training… (individual supervision, clinical or theory seminars or infant observation).

I work in Avignon:

Espace Vernet, 22bis rue Joseph Vernet
(situated above the Parking de l’Oratoire)

Email: h@closdecaveau.com

Tel: 00 33 6 18 15 48 19

Siret: 50354317500015

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