I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and work in depth, long-term therapy and in brief therapy. I offer a relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy that integrates a number of therapeutic schools, including psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. For my Masters dissertation I focused on mindfulness meditation in therapy. I have completed eating disorder treatment training in Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at The Centre for Research on Dissemination at Oxford, Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I work in private practice online using chat, email, phone and video conferencing, and as a University Counsellor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
My client led approach provides the time and space for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your past and your current situation. I create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I believe that by gaining insight into past life experiences and how they may be impacting on the here and now you can begin to move forward and build the relationships around you. My practice is inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, faiths, genders, nationalities, and sexual orientations.
My counselling experience
I have experience and an interest in
grief and loss
neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia)
relationship issues (partner, family, friends, colleagues)
sense of self / self-esteem
I hold an MSc Therapeutic Counselling (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited) and a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised BSc Psychology. In addition to my core person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, psychological and psychodynamic training, I have received specialist training in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E). I am qualified as a Certified Cyber Therapist with the ACTO accredited OTI, this means I can work therapeutically with video, instant chat, email and phone. These trainings lasted for over six years.
I'm a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) my Registration number is 379131. I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice, attend regular clinical supervision and ensure I take part in continuing professional development CPD training to improve my practice.
I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
My other professional experience and interests
I originally trained in psychology and then worked with autistic children to support their language and communication skills. I worked internationally and developed a long career working in UK universities with international students, the British Council and other universities overseas including China, India, Japan, Ghana, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. I later gave careers and disability support in universities. These experiences gave me the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of children and adults from all walks of life at various stages of their lives. I can relate to how life can present demands and pressures that challenge coping mechanisms, and block your potential for growth. I work to enable you to identify your thoughts, behaviours and emotions and find new coping strategies, to live a fuller and more satisfying life.
If you would like to see if the way I work might suit you, I invite you to book a free fifteen-thirty minute telephone introductory consultation. This is an opportunity for us to talk and answer any questions you might have about therapy. Therapy works on an open-ended basis, depending on what you need. There is no commitment to enter into therapy with me. The most important thing is that you find a therapist you like and feel comfortable with.
I look forward to meeting you.