From 1997 to 2015 I worked as Head of Talking Therapies at the Wimbledon Guild Counselling Service. The Wimbledon Guild is a BACP accredited counselling provider, and one of the largest counselling services in South West London. There are more than one hundred volunteer counsellors, providing one to one counselling, family therapy, counselling for young people and group psychotherapy. In addition there is an active Continuing Professional Development training programme for counsellors.
Prior to taking this post I was a research fellow at St George's Hospital Medical School, setting up counselling clinics in doctors surgeries in Wandsworth as part of a research project studying the effects of early intervention in addiction problems.
My life before being a therapist included a social work training, and a ten year career in the arts as an actor and writer.
I am Danish by birth and went back to Denmark to complete my national service after completing my university education in the UK.