Are you stuck? Struggling with an addiction, struggling in recovery from addiction? Suffering from trauma? Reacting to historic or childhood wounds? Caught up in
cyclical narratives, behaviours or patterns? Do you feel disempowered? Problems with anger or rage? Would you like a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and nurturing space to explore this?
Originally trained in humanistic therapy, I continued to study Jung, neuroscience, attachment theory and child development and have an M.A in Art Psychotherapy.
I have worked in the NHS with personality disorders and have many years’ experience with addictions and problematic substance use. Such work involves exploring the often complex trauma that underlies such disorders. For the last few years, I have worked as a psychotherapist in residential treatment centres, supporting clients one to one and in groups from detox into long term recovery.
My therapeutic approach is integrative. This means I draw on a wide range of methodologies in response to a client’s needs. This may involve working with the Jungian notion of the inner child to heal historic wounds or examining what presents in the here and now and encouraging clients to experience new outcomes. I am able
to facilitate creative processes in therapy, working with artifacts you may create in our sessions to explore your psychic map.
Having traveled widely throughout the world I am familiar with a broad range of cultures, philosophies and spiritual practices. Particularly the Sufi mystical path.
As a member of the BACP, I am in regular supervision, engage in continuing professional development and have professional insurance. Psychotherapy works best when two people are honest with each other. My main aim therefore, is to create a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and nurturing space in which this can happen.
Training, qualifications & experience
- B.A. Fine Art
- M.A. Art Psychotherapy
- Primary therapist at Gladstones Clinic London
- Consulting creative therapist at Steps2recovery
- Private practice
- Previous experience with CNWL NHS Art Psychotherapy dep
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
Week days and evenings