Psychological Consultation to Writers and Authors
Drawing on my clinical, teaching, scholarship and research experience, I am available for psychological consultation on the psychodynamics of human behaviour to authors, screen-writers and film-makers. This may take the form of once-off consultations, or a series of meetings, to discuss psychological aspects of your fictional characters. I can provide input on mental health issues, unconscious aspects of behaviour, interpersonal dynamics, impact of childhood experience on adult life, defensiveness, and personality traits. Fees will be agreed depending on the nature and length of consultation required.
As an academic and mental health professional I have provided various forms of consultation work to professional and charity organisations. I am a committee member of the Coalition Against Conversion Therapy. I was an advisory member for the development of the new British Psychological Society Guidelines for Psychologists Working with Gender, Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity. I sit or have sat on various professional committees within the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the British Psychological Society, and I was on the board of trustees for a sexual health charity from 2013 to 2016, and currently sit on the board of the British Psychoanalytic Council.
I am available for supervision and consultation to other professionals, on your psychodynamic work, and for reflective practice. I am also a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Supervisor. Supervision sessions are also available online. Please enquire about fees for supervision, as they will depend on whether you are a trainee or qualified professional.