Background and Training
Having worked in education for many years, I decided to follow my passion and train as a psychotherapist and counsellor.
Building on a previous introductory counselling course taken in 2010, I began my counselling and psychotherapy training at Metanoia Institute in West London in 2014, where I worked as a trainee therapist as well as undertaking extensive academic work and my own psychotherapy.
I have worked at two community counselling services in London which serve the general public and at a student counselling service at a university. I have also worked in the NHS in a psychiatric hospital.
In private practice I work with clients in both long-term psychotherapy and shorter-term counselling, depending on the client’s individual needs.
My specialist areas include:
Anxiety and panic attacks
Trauma and PTSD
I also work as a Mental Health Mentor with students at a leading university and at an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) as a counsellor supporting employees of numerous organisations.
I hold a Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Metanoia Institute. I am working towards a further qualification, an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Metanoia which I aim to complete in 2020.
I also hold a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Kent and a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). This means I have completed a rigorous application and assessment process which regognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy. I abide by the BACP ethical framework. You can view this framework at the following link: BACP Ethical Framework