Ian is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 20 years' experience in a variety of settings including the NHS, charity and private sectors.
As an undergraduate I developed an interest in the radical psychiatrist RD Laing and his approach to understanding and treating mental illness. This led me to complete my psychotherapy training with the Philadelphia Association, the charity Laing established in 1965. It continues to offer a unique and alternative, open-minded approach to psychotherapy. On completion of my training, I went on to work as a house therapist for 10 years in one of the associations residential therapeutic communities in North London. I am now co-chair of the Philadelphia Association.
I currently maintain well established private psychotherapy practices in Brighton and London where I see adults for individual psychotherapy. I continue to base part of my practice within the charity sector in London.
I am committed to making psychotherapy accessible to all sections of the community and I bring this commitment to my practice along with the depth and breadth of my skills and experience as a psychotherapist.
It’s a long struggle to make sense of the assumptions we carry. We grow up within a family, part of a community in a society, at a particular time and place. All of these influence and inform the assumptions we carry about ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.
My practice offers a safe space where you can explore your feelings and examine the contours of what has been deemed unquestionable, unthinkable or unsayable, in an attempt to understand whatever is going on.
While some people come with specific issues, psychotherapy can simply be the desire to undertake a journey of discovery. I work with people with a variety of concerns such as sexual and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, conflicts at work, or those who feel loss of meaning and purpose in their lives.
Sessions can be either face to face or online.