I am a neuroscientist, psychologist and therapist.
My academic work focused on neuroscience of impulsivity (decision making) and addiction (primarily fat and sugar). Research into decision making and motivation led to a career in finance - modelling financial market interactions. While no longer in finance, I still host neuroscience based wellbeing and performance workshops and training programmes in the City.
When working with individuals and couples, I apply a key insight from neuroscience: each individual makes sense of what is happening based on their past experience. Strong feelings are signals that demand a response. An effective response is to make sense of the past to build arcs of meaning, through regular work with a figure of trust.
My approach to practice of mental wellbeing is a balance between intense curiosity, capacity to listen and robust science-based systematic approach to blocks and problems. I have direct experience with multi-generational addiction, mental health disorders and diverse cognitive styles (autistic spectrum and ADHD).
BA Natural Sciences (Psychology) Cambridge University
MA Natural Sciences (Psychology) Cambridge University