"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.
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
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
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
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)
Tel: 00 33 6 18 15 48 19