I have been interested in the healing process for many years and originally trained as a clinical reflexologist in 2002. 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. 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, 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 have particular experience with issues around relationships, different forms of abuse, and also pregnancy complications, infertility, and perinatal loss. My special interest and ongoing study is on the subject of the mind-body connection and treating the client holistically.
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
Full Advanced Couples Course
COSRT (the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) approved, July 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
- SDS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Introductory BPS Approved Course
British Psychological Society, 2013
- BA (Honours) English with Sociology
University of Wolverhampton, July 1991
I participate in regular continuing professional development and training to increase my skills and knowledge and have undertaken further CPD training in CBT; 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; goals in psychotherapy; disability equality; safeguarding adults from abuse; the fundamentals of working with couples; meeting partners needs; sex, arousal and ageing; dealing with affairs; communication and difference; and couples in conflict.
I am a registered 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 both of these professional bodies 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 AXA PPP healthcare professional.