Training, qualifications & experience

I have over a decade of post-qualification counselling experience with individual clients aged 17 and above. I am also a counselling supervisor and have been working with trainee and qualified counsellors in this capacity since 2019.  After completing a Level 3 certificate in counselling, I went on to study at Roehampton University from 2009-2013, attaining an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy with distinction.

Since that time, my continuing professional development has included post-graduate certification training in Relational Supervision, Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, Schema Therapy and Attachment Based Therapy, as well as short courses in couple therapy, trauma therapy and mindfulness. I am currently working towards Schema Therapy accreditation with the ISST, and am training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), an integrative therapy developed to treat trauma/PTSD. I also supervise trainee counsellors at a local further education college, and both trainee and qualified counsellors in my private practice.

Further information

I was born and raised in the borough of Wandsworth, an ethnically and culturally diverse area of London. I am sensitive to issues of difference and I strongly support equality, diversity and inclusion. I have experience working with issues of religion, culture, ethnicity and sexuality and I have worked with clients from all walks of life, through all stages of life. I have a positive attitude to life and work, and I am committed to personal and professional development.

I am a naturally empathic and compassionate person and I believe that building strong therapeutic relationships with my clients is key to the success of our work together. I bring maturity, warmth, humour and a collaborative approach to my work, as well as insight gained from a rigorous, Masters-level training in counselling & psychotherapy and from many years of my own personal therapy. I have more than 3,000 hours of counselling experience with individual clients and a long working history in the healthcare sector, including a background in nursing.

I have a recent enhanced DBS clearance.

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