I offer once weekly individual counselling and psychotherapy from my practices in Bank (EC2R) and the Wimbledon area (SW15, SW18, SW19). I have experience of working with a wide range of clients with many different issues and symptoms; this includes people of all ages from different cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds and clients exploring gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
I am an integrative therapist which means I draw on and combine different counselling theories when helping you. I prioritise the development of a confidential, therapeutic and professional relationship within which you can explore complex and private feelings concerning all aspects of your life.
I have a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London. While not currently practising, I am also a qualified solicitor, having previously specialised in family law. My legal work means I understand the complicated dynamics of family life, parenthood, partnerships and marriages and the distress which can occur when relationships break down. I have a particular interest in the difficulties we can all experience in forming and sustaining relationships.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018) which can be found here. I regularly attend clinical supervision with an experienced supervisor who is also a practising psychotherapist. Supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists, including qualified practitioners, is a professional requirement of the BACP.
In addition to my private practice in Bank and Wimbledon, I am currently a visiting clinical supervisor on the Masters training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Roehampton University. I have worked on a voluntary basis for a well-established counselling agency in Waterloo, where I saw clients weekly and carried out assessments of prospective clients seeking counselling. The agency receives client referrals from a wide variety of sources, including NHS hospitals and GPs, universities and other organisations.
I have significant previous experience of the voluntary sector having worked in a prison setting in a therapeutic drug treatment programme and as a probation service mentor for vulnerable adults and young people. I was also a trustee of a charity supporting former offenders by offering training and employment.