I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Life Coach with a holistic approach. I don’t believe that one size fits all so I employ an integrated style, drawing upon psychodynamic, humanistic, Jungian, cognitive behavioural and existential principles, all underpinned by a Transpersonal framework. I work intuitively and utilise a variety of tools but I also have a very practical approach and really champion my clients.
I felt compelled to train and work as a psychotherapist having gone through a family crisis and early bereavement, where psychotherapy provided me with the much-needed turning point to change my life for the better. As a result, I believe that it is never too late to reclaim your personal power.
Prior to undertaking a 5 year training and qualifying as a psychotherapist, I worked across the media in film, publishing and mental health: producing two films for the charity Mind, Get Talking and Behind the Locked Door. I also worked in wellness publishing, promoting an assortment of prominent psychotherapist and wellbeing authors for Watkins Publishing. Before this, I ran a coaching company which worked with young people in schools building their self-esteem, resilience and honing their interview skills.
I have experience of working across a broad range of issues including: anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship or family difficulties, OCD, adverse childhood experiences, career stress, bereavement, loneliness and have achieved successful outcomes with clients who have turned their lives around.
As well as talking therapy, I utilise a number of tools including: visualisations, behavioural experiments, inner child work, vision boards, dream work and chair work. I occasionally incorporate life coaching in relation to goal setting but only if the client has requested it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a five-year training and have a Psychotherapy Post Graduate Diploma from Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE). During my training I completed 18 month placements at: The Maudsley Hospital, where I worked in the acute men’s ward and Help Counselling. I also completed one year placements at the Caravan in Piccadilly and Maytree, a suicide retreat centre in Finsbury park.
Qualifications & Ethics
- 4 Year Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
- 1 Year Foundation in Psychotherapy - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
- UKCP Member no. 2011170332
- BACP Membership no. 00976591
- Life Coaching Diploma (Achievement Specialists)
- BMUS Honours from Goldsmiths College, University of London
I have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I have regular clinical supervision and work to a strict code of Ethics set by UKCP and BACP.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues with Family
Psychotherapy can help change negative patterns of behaviour by shedding light on what has been repressed and supporting you to implement new behaviours. It can also help you process past traumas and deal with everyday stress, as well as supporting you with relationship, health and work issues.
In psychotherapy you’ll learn the skills to recognise what is true to you and what belongs in the past.
The success of therapy lies in the healing relationship between the client and therapist so it is imperative to choose the right therapist. You are the expert on your life but I will endeavour to do my best to walk beside you and help facilitate transformation.