I am a qualified, experienced therapeutic counsellor with extensive training in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have experience working successfully with clients for 16 years on a number of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, self-esteem and confidence.
I have worked in agency, education and private practice at home and abroad. I draw on humanistic (person centred and particularly Gestalt therapy) and psychoanalytic theories where relevant, and am a regular attendee at mindfulness and meditation retreats. I run an independent counselling practice offering short-term therapy online via Zoom.
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy (2012-2016) Middlesex University
Integrative Psychotherapy Training (2010-2012) Middlesex University
Prof. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (2008) Richmond Adult Community College
Certificate in working with adolescents (2008) (Off The Record Counselling Service Twickenham) incl. self harm, sexuality, self esteem, sexual abuse, eating disorders
Continuing Professional Development workshops:
Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth - (2019) Linda Graham
Me, Myself and I - working with Narcissism (2019) Dr Gwen Adshead and Dr Jan Hepburn
Dialogic Practicums - Gestalt Centre Wales (2015-2017)
Relational Artistry long weekends - Rich Hycner (2015 & 2016)
Trauma and Attachment - Richard Erskine (2015)
Loosing Sleep - working with sleep issues in Therapy - David Lee (2015)
Mindfulness, meditation and compassion retreats, Gaia House (2008-2015)
Working with Couples (8 days) (2009)
Working with suicide, depression, anxiety, shame, OCD, personality disorders (2007-8) Open Door Counselling Service Feltham)
University of Manchester, BSc Hons Zoology (1996)
Investment Management Certificate (1999)
I am a registered member of the BACP and UKCP and adhere to their ethical guidelines.