|Your therapy is individual and tailored to your needs. I use an integrative model developed through five years’ of training which includes the three major approaches in psychology: humanistic, psychodynamic and behavioural.|
This means that around the relationship between client and therapist, I use a wide range of techniques (including some cognitive behavioural therapy – CBT) depending on what helps you achieve your own aims in coming to therapy.
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and as a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by its ethical framework for good practice. I hold full professional insurance and my work is supervised by a senior practitioner. I am committed to my own continuous professional and personal development.
I work in private practice and as a volunteer, as well as having experience of working both in the NHS environment and at a top London university.
My qualifications are:
- BA (Hons) (1st class) Integrative-Relational Counselling (BACP Accredited)
- Pre-Practitioner Certificate in Counselling
- Counselling Skills Certificate
- Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy
- BSc (Hons) Anthropology
I have worked with clients with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, low self-esteem, divorce, loss, panic attacks, sleep problems and work related stress.
I have experience of working with adults of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.
Areas of counselling I deal with (but not limited to)
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Low self confidence
Post traumatic stress disorder
Pregnancy & birth
Work related stress
Enjoying being with people has been a thread through my personal and working life. I have long been curious about why I and others say and do the things we do, which led me to train as a counsellor. Previously I worked in the City, travelled extensively, lectured in business skills and taught stress management with particular emphasis on self-awareness and calming techniques for times of stress and anxiety. I have brought up a family and been a Carer.