I have been a therapist for 18 years. Initially qualified as a Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counsellor and later as a Family, Couple and Systemic Psychotherapist.
Through continuous professional development I have the advantage of using a collection of theoretical ideas, skills and experiences to inform my practice and provide the best intervention for my clients. I am a flexible, dedicated, reliable, passionate and committed Psychotherapist and (Approved) Clinical Supervisor who will work with whatever you decide to bring to the sessions and together we will find the most useful and effective ways forward. I am a member UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of practice.
Relationship therapy centred work is inspired by my passion for therapeutic communication/relational connections and seeing the difference that such work can and have made to people’s lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. (hons) Sociology – Greenwich University.
Post-Graduate Dip. Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling – Goldsmiths University of London.
MSc – Family and Systemic Psychotherapy – Birkbeck University/Prudence Skynner (based in Springfield Hospital, Tooting) and IFT (Institute of Family Therapy).
Advanced Diploma in the Supervision of Family & Systemic Psychotherapy – IFT (Institute of Family Therapy).
I have training in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) EFT (Emotionally focussed Therapy) and Theraplay (informed practice) and NVR (Non Violent Resistance).
I have a long career in understanding distress (trained and worked as a Bereavement counsellor) but more so understanding and knowing what kind of therapy will be the most helpful. I worked as Counselling Manager for MIND (mental health charity) for 7 years and previous to that worked, as a Family Mediator/Counsellor, with Homeless Young people and their families. Trained and worked in various CAMHS. For the past 10 years I have worked in Social Services, as a Family, Couple and Systemic Psychotherapist, Consultant and Supervisor with Looked After Children/Adoption and Birth Families. I am now an independent Psychotherapist working with a variety of issues that impacts on peoples lives and Clinical Supervisor supporting trainees and qualified therapist in their work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individuals: £50.00 per session (1 hour)
Couples: £70.00 per session (1 hour)
Families: £85.00 per session (1 hour)
Individual Supervision: £65.00 per session (1 hour)
Some concession for trainees or low income, so please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
As a qualified (Approved) Clinical Supervisor, I work with many organisations providing live, group and individual Clinical Supervision with trainees and trained Clinical staff.