I am an open, honest and experienced Integrative Addiction Specialist and Psychootherapist who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups.
I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and am currently working towards an Advanced Diploma in Couple and Relationship Therapy.
Further to this, I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), an Accredited Member of the Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP), a Certified Motivational Interviewing Practitioner and a Level 2 iheart Facilitator.
For over 20 years, I have supported people to flourish in a range of personal, social, emotional, academic and professional environments. I have experience of working in both public and private rehabilitation sectors such as the Priory and also occupy a position within the NHS as an Addiction Therapist.
I am extremely passionate about child welfare as I firmly believe that if we don't have broken children, we are much less likely to have broken adults. As a result, I strive to implement, research and develop early intervention strategies and techniques for young people where for example, my research includes a publication combining metacognitions, parenting styles and cannabis use.
I host mental health workshops with MIND and speak publicly where I feature at the annual Harrow SEND Conference. I have also sat on a panel of experts for the annual Disordered Eating Conference which was held at London's St. Pancras Hospital and am currently supporting the East London NHS Foundation Trust and BEAT develop PSHE lessons for schools around healthy eating.
I have a warm, person-centered and solution-focused approach to my therapy where I uphold that every person has the innate ability to thrive. By focusing on the trinity of thoughts, feelings and behaviours from the first session, I enable my clients to establish their aspirations and to identify where their issues lay to notice how and where they can make positive choices that are right for them.
In concluding work with me, clients report having increased levels of confidence, self-esteem and autonomy which lead to them being more resilient, having a greater level of emotional intelligence and a better sense of self overall.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling
- Certificate of Education
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
- Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy (working towards)
- Incredible Years Parenting Programme
- Certified Motivational Interviewing Practitioner
- iheart Facilitator
- Level 2 CYQ (Personal Trainer)
- Vitality Insurance Approved Therapist
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
- Free 30 minute initial consultation
- Concessions for student therapists & NHS staff
Zoom consultations available only due to national lockdown
I also operate from Kensington, St. Albans and Watford.