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(MSc, HCPC Reg)

About me

I have been working as a Drama & Movement Therapist since 2003. I qualified with an MA from the Central School of Speech and Drama.  i also have an MSc in Social Anthropology for LSE. Since qualifying as a Drama &Movement Therapist,  I have worked in special needs schools across London and Birmingham as a freelance therapist. I currently work at a school in London as a senior drama therapist and Clinical Supervisor.

My work is very much underpinned by Jungian theory and philosophy and Depth Psychology. I tailor my sessions according to the requirements of the person, and I'm highly skilled in using creative and body based approaches to work with pre verbal trauma or trauma that may be difficult to talk about. I have trained in the CATT (Children's' Accelerated Trauma Treatment)  model so can work with PTSD symptoms in individuals, both adult and young people.

Sometimes, working with an issue through the metaphor can elicit greater insight and transformation than using words.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy (2021 - Current) (In Training)

PG Diploma in Child, Adolescent & Adult Counselling Supervision (2014)

MA in Drama & Movement Therapy (2003 -04)

MSc in Social Anthropology at London School of Economics (1999-00)

BA Honours in Sociology & Philosophy at University of Essex (1996 - 99)

I have specialised in the following: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Autism & Learning Disabilities, Relationship Issues, Loss & Grief, Existential & Spiritual Crisis, Sexuality & Sexual Orientation Expression.

The talking therapy i provide adults is influenced by Native American Shamanism and Creative Arts approach.

Member organisations

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HCPC

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Non-heteronormative sexual lifestyle and practices.

Relationship issues.

Spiritual crisis.

Loss & Bereavement.

Fees

From £75.00 to £120.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£75 - £120 per hour session.

Couple's sessions begin from £100 per hour. 

When I work

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Further information

I provide consultations for parents who maybe want to better understand and support with their child's behaviours.

I am currently providing a discounted rate to couple's who may want to have couple's sessions  with therapist in training.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I specialise in providing Clinical Supervision to Creative Arts Therapists and Psychotherapist who see children & young people.

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