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I am an integrative psychotherapist with background in clinical psychology. The areas of work that I have most experience and expertise in include: depression, anxiety, difficulties in relationships, problems with managing emotions and developmental trauma.
A solid basis of my practice is its holistic, relational foundation. This means that I work simultaneously on many levels, attending to your thoughts and feelings as well as your physical experience and the dynamics of our relationship.
It also means that I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches and skills, and actively seek a way of combining them to suit you as an individual.
My preferred style of working is open-ended with periodic reviews to track your progress. But I also offer fixed-term contracts where we focus on a particular issue with an aim to explore it at depth.
Most people find considering therapy and choosing a therapist rather daunting. If you feel anxious or unsure how to proceed, please, get in touch. You can discuss your situation with me in confidence either during an initial session or a brief telephone consultation. You will be able to ask me questions and we will have a chance to get to know one another a bit which is essential for both of us in making a decision whether I am the right person to guide you on your journey.
Therapy can be an immensely rewarding process leading to profound discoveries and many people (including myself) count it as one of their bravest and most transformative life experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
My interest in psychotherapy originates from my background in clinical psychology and I am drawn to exploration of how different disciplines, paradigms and ways of working meet and enrich one another.
I completed my Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training at the Minster Centre which is a leading psychotherapy training centre in London. I graduated with an MA in 2013. More recently, I qualified as an Integrative Supervisor, also at the Minster Centre.
I am interested in relationships and place them at the centre of my therapeutic practice. I believe that through an honest and attentive exploration of our relationships - those from the past that shaped us and those in the present that sustain us - we can transform, deepen and heal our relationship with ourselves. In line with this, my clinical approach is influenced predominantly by psychodynamic and Object Relations schools of thought as well as contemporary theory of attachement.
The significant roles that shaped me as a clinician were at Oxleas NHS Trust where I worked as a psychodynamic psychotherapist for four years after graduating and at Mosac - the charity supporting families experiencing domestic abuse where I volunteered as a counsellor during my training.
But the richest source of experience, learning and fulfilment over the years has been my private practice where I am honoured to hear so many deeply moving stories.
Today I divide my work between my private practice and teaching qualitative research at the Minster Centre.
My experience and interests led me to develop a degree of clinical expertise in working with:
developmental trauma and attachment issues
emotional and physical abuse within family
trauma, dissociation and difficulties with emotional regulation
difficulties with intimacy and relationships
life transitions and loss
I continually work on my own personal and professional integration through ongoing commitment to self-development, supervision and specialised training.
I am an accredited member of UKCP and abide by their code of ethics.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I recently completed a Foundation Training in Energy Psychology and I offer AIT and EFT treatments for trauma as part of an on-going psychotherapy work. If this is something you feel might be right for you, please, ask me for more details.
£70.00 per session