I have been interested in the healing process for many years and originally trained as a clinical reflexologist in 2001. For 15 years I worked for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust London as a complementary therapist.
I have worked in a variety of settings offering counselling and psychotherapy for many different conditions. I have learned from every person I have been privileged to work with, and use this knowledge and experience to develop better understanding.
For the past few years I have been offering short and long-term therapy with The Mulberry Centre, Kingston Women's Centre and Kingston iCope, NHS Psychological Therapies Service. I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist trained to work with anxiety disorders, and also provide individual specialist support for university students.
Having a Master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy means I have the knowledge to draw on the many models of psychotherapy that have become popular in treatment today and I have continued to update my knowledge ever since.
I take a holistic approach to fit with unique, individual needs and experiences of each client. My special interest and ongoing study is on the subject of the mind-body connection, considering how our minds and bodies converge in the healing of trauma, particularly through using the body as a resource in psychotherapy. I am currently undertaking further training in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy.
- The Rewind Technique
International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy, 2019
- Working with Anger Problems
British Psychological Society, 2019
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
(COSRT) The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists approved, 2019
- Working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
British Psychological Society, 2018
- Accredited Training Certificate
The Foundation for Infant Loss, 2018
- MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Merit)
University of Roehampton, 2017
- Therapeutic Counselling Level 2 & 3 Certificate
Richmond Adult Community College, 2014
- BA (Honours) English with Sociology
University of Wolverhampton, 1991
SDS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Introductory BPS Approved Course
British Psychological Society, 2013
I participate in regular continuing professional development and training to increase my skills and knowledge and have undertaken further CPD training in: working with fear; working with bereavement and complex grief; steering clients through new and developing traumas; harnessing the power of emotion in couples therapy; working with anxiety, guilt and shame; the impact of anxious attachment; working with addiction; body dysmorphic disorder; trauma and the body; child sexual abuse: hope for healing; Dissociation and DID: the fundamentals; structural dissociation; working at relational depth; goals in psychotherapy; disability equality; safeguarding adults from abuse; the fundamentals of working with couples; meeting partner’s needs; sex, arousal and ageing; dealing with affairs; communication and difference; couples in conflict, and the use of attachment theory when working with couples.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership number: 773938) and adhere to the organisation’s Ethical and Professional Standards.
All members of this professional body have undergone recognised and rigorous training, work to a strict code of practice and ethics and are fully insured.
I hold a current enhanced DBS .
I am on The Private Practice Register and am a recognised AVIVA and AXA PPP healthcare professional.