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Dean

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Subjects I teach

Psychology up to Postgraduate
Psychotherapy up to Postgraduate
Social Care and Health up to Postgraduate
Sociology up to Postgraduate
Criminology up to Postgraduate
Development Studies up to Postgraduate

My Experience

I have had twenty years of tutoring whether within a university setting or delivering private tuition. The universities I have taught at are Kings College for three years as a specialist, Birkbeck College as a specialist, Thames Valley for two years as a specialist, SOAS for a year and ongoing as an examiner and currently I teach a specialist input at Southbank University within the psychology department.

My range tuition extends from teaching and supporting postgraduate students to delivering a class once a week to marginalised young people who are studying for an English GCSE.

I am also a qualified trainer and deliver training across the social care and health spectrum on a variety of themes ranging from the psychology of gang members, working to deliver “mental health treatment,” motivational interviewing and “psychologically informed environments.”

I am a qualified psychotherapist with a specialism in “addictions” or “self-medication” and have worked extensively with people who have alcohol and substance use issues for twenty years with an expertise in emotional recovery.

My Qualifications

Doctorate in Social Psychology – (Goldsmiths College- London University)
PGCE (Community Education) – Edinburgh
MSc- Sociology of Education with a specialism in the Social Psychology of Education
BA Hons History/Sociology
Cert in Addictions Counselling (Maudsley)
Cert in Person Centre Counselling (Cambs)
NVQ Level 4 Management Skills
FDAP Registered Addictions Therapist

My Approach to Private Tuition

I am a qualified therapist whilst also trained as a community education specialist with a number of years of practice. Previously I have been asked to provide a specialist input in a number of London Universities as an expert in the field. The therapeutic learning which I have undertaken informs my teaching as I draw upon a person centred approach to learning, building on the students strengths. The aim is to build their confidence and self-esteem and to work with them to understand the areas they are studying so they can apply the knowledge. By building the “scaffolding” I help them to generate their own momentum.

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Fun fact

Previously I released two albums of music!