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About Me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP code of ethics, which stresses the importance of a safe and reliable setting, confidentiality and continual professional development.

As an integrative practitioner, I am guided by the idea that no single approach to therapy is best in all situations. This means that I draw upon different models of psychology and psychotherapy, which allows me to work flexibly, considering your needs and experience. Broadly my approach has been influenced by psychodynamic and humanistic theories, recent findings in neuroscience, as well as existential-phenomenological philosophy. Using a dynamic toolbox of modalities helps me to create a safe and contained, relational space for you. It can be an empowering experience when we learn to take up space and care for our needs with as much compassion as we might offer a loved one.

My style has been described as gentle, empathic,

collaborative and authentic.

I was drawn to the profession of psychotherapy by my desire to engage in meaningful work and by my love of people. I bring curiosity and dedication to the process of therapy. I do not give advice or offer solutions; rather I aim to provide you with a warm, authentic relationship where you have the space to express yourself, to make discoveries, to grow and lead your fullest life. I also have a particular interest in creativity and nature; when appropriate, I may suggest that we bring one or the other into our work together.

Professional Experience
Waves

In addition to my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings - at King's College Hospital working with patients, their families and friends; at MIND, a national non-profit mental health organisation; and at the Student Counselling Service at London Metropolitan University. I have had the benefit of working with a wide range of issues and with different community groups (in terms of age, nationality, culture, gender, sexuality, beliefs and health). While my private practice involves working with adults (18+), I have also worked with primary school children as a volunteer counsellor at The Place 2 Be.

Qualifications

I trained at The School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology (SPCP) at Regent's College (now Regent's University) in London, where I completed the following:

MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling (2009)

PGDip in Psychotherapy & Counselling (2008)

Foundation in Psychotherapy & Counselling (2005)

As a member of the BACP, I comply with their ethical framework for good practice, which means I have regular supervision and attend on-going training.