I graduated at Cambridge in Anthropology and Theology. I then trained and worked as a probation officer (3 years) followed by family casework (7 years). Concurrently with this I trained as a psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists. I subsequently trained again as a psychoanalyst with the British Institute of Psychoanakysis of which I am a fellow member. I am also a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association.