Academia Experience in Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology
Apart from my clinical practice I am highly involved in academia. I believe this brings added strength to my practice as it keeps me abreast with the latest developments and research in the field.
I teach trainee psychotherapists and counselling psychologists at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. My work here is versatile: I teach psychoanalytic theory and practice, existential theory and practice, human sexuality courses, qualitative research methods and supervise dissertations at masters and doctoral level. In addition, I facilitate professional and personal development groups.
I am a visiting lecturer at The Minster Centre, where I give workshops on research and supervise dissertations. In the past, I have also examined doctoral candidates at Regents University: School of Psychotherapy and Psychology.
My own doctoral research focused on the identity of voluntary childfree women and what gives them meaning and purpose in their life. I also presented this research at the UKCP research conference (2012). I am currently working on publications based on this work and I am very interested in working with women who are questioning whether they want to become mothers, particularly in Malta where there can be immense pressure to start a family.
I have included a link to my presentation at the UKCP conference.