I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and believe in a holistic approach to physical and psychological health. I have worked with a variety of clients from those struggling to manage difficult feelings and life events to those with complex mental health issues attending NHS psychiatric services.
We may have faced difficulties as children that affect how we deal with issues in our lives as we grow and become adults. We may spend significant amounts of time struggling to deal with things that are happening now and worrying about what might happen to us in the future. I believe that as an adult our physical and psychological health is affected by the interaction of our body, mind and spiritual wellbeing and that all these aspects need addressing if we are to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. I am also interested in exploring how we find meaning in our lives in various ways, as well as how we can struggle to fit in with the expectations of others and society in general. Discussions on sexuality and/or gender identity are welcomed as a very important but sometimes neglected part of who we are. As an integrative therapist I will draw on a number of different theories and approaches according to the needs and wishes of each individual client, and we will determine together the most appropriate way to approach and work on whatever brings you to therapy.
I have a particular interest in the link between difficult childhood experiences including emotional, physical and sexual abuse and adult mental health issues including addiction; 'high functioning' addicts or people with other mental health difficulties in business, the professions or the creative industries; and people struggling with issues involving their sexuality or gender.
If you would like to explore the possibility of therapy then we will arrange an introductory meeting to talk about why you are seeking help, how we might work together and some of the practical details of the process. There is no fee for the introductory discussion. If we agree to go ahead we would then arrange a regular weekly therapy session each lasting 50 minutes, with regular opportunities to discuss your progress, what might be helping and whether there are other approaches we might also explore.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
I have a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute and am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I studied Medicine at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital (MA, MB BS), am a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), and have a Masters degree in Oncology (MSc)
I have worked extensively in the business environment and have an MBA as well as a Masters in Finance from London Business School.
I am a trained Reiki therapist and a have explored various spiritual, embodiment and sexology trainings, including various aspects and practices of meditation, yoga, tantra and other Eastern traditions.
I have worked in the NHS with:
- adults with complex mental health issues within a hospital psychiatric service
- adolescents with complex mental health issues at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
I have worked in the charity/private sector with:
- adults that have suffered childhood sexual abuse and trauma
- adolescents that have suffered acute and chronic sexual abuse
- adults with addiction issues within government funded drug and alcohol services
- adults attending bereavement services within the Hospice environment
- adults with anxiety, depression and other difficulties attending a general counselling service
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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