I am registered as a full clinical psychotherapist with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have a Master’s degree (MA) in Advanced Clinical Practice (Psychotherapy) from Middlesex University via the Minster Centre, which involved both theoretical and experiential skills tuition. I wrote a research paper exploring the boundaries of the therapeutic frame working with a traumatised refugee client, which gained a distinction. I also have a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Middlesex University through Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Throughout my years of academic training, I was in therapy myself to grow my self-awareness and to learn experientially from a client’s perspective.
I have over 3,000 client hours of supervised clinical experience counselling people from all walks of life: in prison and in the community, via charities and in the private sector. My work has facilitated personal growth in the client and the resolution of various issues including traumas, abuse - sexual, emotional and physical, loss and bereavement, suicidal ideation, family dysfunction, crises of faith, disordered eating, behavioural disorders, relational problems, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
To keep my work accountable, I attend regular supervision in which the work is discussed in detail, focusing on my process and responsibilities, while shielding my clients' identities. I also attend ongoing psychotherapeutic training to enhance my skillset, challenge my blind-spots, and continue to grow.
I have compassion and tenacity to journey with you through whatever ups and downs you may encounter in our work together. I can offer you short term goal-oriented counselling for 12 weeks, but in my experience open-ended longer term therapy with regular reviews has more impact.
Please make contact with me when you are ready.
In response to Covid I moved my work online and completed a BACP* accredited, 80-hour training course to reflect on my online work and to ensure that I work to the same high standard of professionalism, ethics and data security as in pre-Covid work in the room with clients.
*The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I currently work online and in person. The choice is yours.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and I hold clients' personal data securely.
I am also registered with health insurance companies which facilitates some insurance-funded therapy. Please let me know if you have health insurance when you make contact.