About Me

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.

Professional Experience

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.

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

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.