Early successful career in finance and business; then as a management consult-ant, advising chairmen and boards of major PLCs on governance. Volunteer at Samaritans (1986-2004); trained as a CAT therapist (1989-94) and then as su-pervisor and trainer. Held part-time position as Senior Adult Psychotherapist in NHS (1990-2009); Board Member/Trustee of UKCP (2005-8). Co-founder of Maytree and its first Chairman (2001-2008). Current: private practice in W1.