Homeless Health Service, CLCH NHS Trust, London
The interface between exclusion and self- exclusion has always been one of his main interests, and has paralleled his professional development from psychology, organisational psychology, psychotherapy and presently ‘pre-treatment therapy’, which is increasingly attracting national and international attention.
He has led the Westminster Homeless Health Counselling Service since 2009, where he developed a special interest in Personality Disorder, and is the founding chair of the ‘Westminster Complex Personalities Network’.
He is a member of the Homeless and Inclusion Health Faculty, and sits on its education and training committee. He wrote the counselling section of the Faculty’s ‘Health Service Standards for Commissioners and Service Providers’ (2018, 2013, 2011).
He is presently designing a half day training programme on ‘Trauma Enhanced Communication Skills’.
He has taught counselling skills at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust as well as at the Middlesex University Mental Health Department. He has published several book chapters and journal articles on Pre-treatment Therapy.
He is a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a Lacanian Analyst.
Presently he is training in Schema Therapy, an evidence based specialist treatment for Personality Disorder.
He lives in North London with his wife, two daughters and ‘Sootie’ the cat!