“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Gustav Jung
Life is filled with unexpected and sometimes painful waves of change. At times there are exciting periods of flow towards our hopes and dreams, periods that feel fulfilling, full of meaning, and movement. But there are times when our lives encounter ebbs that can be painful, confusing, and make us feel lost and alone. You may currently be stuck in a moment of crisis or simply be tired of feeling overwhelmed by a recurring problem that won’t go away.
You are not alone, and you do not have to brave the storms on your own. Reaching out for professional help is the first step toward healing and an opportunity for change and transformation that moves you closer and closer to creating the life you choose to live. As a psychotherapist, psychologist and author of two psychology books, I have more than 20 years of experience in supporting adults, and couples manage the changing tides of their lives.
I believe each individual is unique and as an integrative therapist who has practiced in Kenya and Canada I draw from different schools of thoughts and different types of treatment to create a personalised and supportive approach. This approach will help us unearth ways in which to move toward healing and help you realise your potential as a powerful alchemist - able to turn your pain into wisdom. Some of the main areas of focus I work with include depression, anxiety and panic, traumas, phobias, and relationship issues. I use a mixture of Talk Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and other techniques and approaches to create a safe, accepting, and contained environment that can support your individual unique needs.
I offer long and short-term therapeutic support both online and in person. I am also a qualified supervisor and offer supervision in person and/or online to qualified practitioners who need a professional holding space. Please feel free to contact me for a free, no-obligation 10 minute chat or if you have any questions or would like to know more about my approach to therapy and/or supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Adult Supervision from Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) - 2020
- TRAUMA AID U.K – London, U.K.
Certificate in EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP – October 2017
- Trauma – Aid Hap-Germany- Nairobi, Kenya. EMDR Training Level 1- October 2014. Level 2- September 2015.
- ACT- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training – Nairobi, Kenya Certificate in ACT – September 2014
- University of Waterloo, Conrad Grebel college – Waterloo, Canada. Certificate in Family Mediation (Concentration in Domestic Violence 2010
- Corporate Coach from Corporate Coach University, Licensed
- Coaching Clinic Facilitator (Training & Development), Train the Trainer Program, 2004 and Certificate of Coaching, 2006, respectively.
- Diploma in Family Law and Child Law from Holborn College
- Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies from Brunel University
- Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Western Ontario, Canada
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in trauma and relationship issues.
Each session is 50 minutes in length. My approach is integrative, and the therapy is designed to suit the client. Frequency of sessions depends on the presenting issues.
Available for appointments during the day and after work hours such as 6, 7 and 8 pm.
Reaching out to seek professional help is not an easy step to take, however, it is a brave one. As a therapist with 21 years of experience I believe that each individual is unique and is looking for a personal approach to find resolution, closure and a new way forward.
Step 1: Send me an email/call to set up an initial session
Step 2: Lets discuss during the session what you want to get out of counselling and how this can fit into your schedule
Step 3: Together we will determine a plan and schedule that is right for you