Originally from England, I have lived in Norway - both north and south - for over 30 years. My education and training is from both Great Britain and Norway, with degrees in The Humanities and Special Education from London and Leeds, a Higher degree in Special Education/Educational Psychology from Oslo University, a clinical training in Family Therapy from Tromsø University, with further professional studies in Systemic Family Therapy and Narrative Therapy from the Regional Center for Child Psychiatry in Oslo. I also possess an international training and certification as EFT Couples-Therapist and Supervisor, being a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, based in Canada / USA. I am also authorized as an Integrative Psychotherapist having trained under the auspices of Fritz Perls Institute, Germany. In addition, I possess training and practice in both Music Therapy and Story Telling as a Healing Art, and have published materials and articles in these fields.
Understanding the prerequisites for good communication and relationships have been the central theme in my work over a period of 35 years both as teacher, music therapist, educational psychologist, researcher, psychotherapist, family/couples therapist and supervisor. I have had the opportunity to gain professional experience from all levels within the health and education system. At present I work as consultant and family therapist for the Mental Health Services for Children and Young People, in local community south of Oslo. I am also responsible for training and clinical supervision of students in Family Therapy to Master degree level at Oslo University College, and am supervisor for therapists working at institutions within Child Protection Services, and foster-parents. I work closely with other professionals and networks wherever this is possible. I run a private practice for couples, families and individuals in Oslo and Nesodden.
Over the past 30 years, I have been a regular practitioner of Tai Chi and Meditation, and am active as teacher and support for others.