I qualified in medicine and worked as a general practitioner and as a consultant. I retired some years ago, became a wind surfing instructor and now I am concentrating on my personal development and training as a psychotherapist. In 2001 I voluntarily gave up being a registered medical practitioner and now concentrate on psychotherapy. A life-long passion has been performing early music. I enjoy gardening and photography. I am also the Chair of a trust supporting people living with HIV.
I support Amnesty International and environmental movements like Surfers Against Sewage. I am a member of the Bodhi Eco-Project which supports Mindful Living, the Practice of ethics, Care for the earth & Creative arts. I am a member of a Nonviolent Communication group: I prefer to call it Kind or Compassionate Communication. I use open source Ubuntu Linux running open source software.
About ten years ago I discovered Core Process Psychotherapy as a client and it had a profound effect on my life. I have been studying with the Karuna Institute in Devon and in 2011 I gained a post graduate MA in Buddhist Psychotherapy Practice from Middlesex University. I am accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I study traditional Eastern practices, like mindfulness-awareness meditation, but keep up to date with Western approaches and contribute to research.
I hope that I may offer a fresh approach. I do one to one therapy work in Glasgow. I am also a volunteer counsellor with the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow.