I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and a 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.
I was drawn to the profession of psychotherapy by my desire to engage in meaningful work and by my love of people. I am a naturally inquisitive person. My ability to step back in order to see the ‘bigger picture’ helps me in identifying people’s key relationships and in understanding their complexities. Similarly, I am adept at facilitating change and providing support during periods of transition.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings – at King’s College Hospital working with patients and their family and friends; at MIND, a non-profit mental health organisation; and at the 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, health). While my private practice involves working with adults and young people (18 years & older), I have also worked with primary school children as a volunteer counsellor at The Place2Be.
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
PGDip in Psychotherapy & Counselling
Foundation Course in Psychotherapy & Counselling
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.