Qualifications and Experience:

 

My therapist work and training has spanned many of life's experiences.  I worked as a counsellor for  the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, a low cost community based counselling and psychotherapy service in Ealing, West London.  In addition to private practice, I am a therapist at St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney working with bereavement.

 

I have worked in various roles in financial markets throughout my career which gives me a great insight into difficulties that can be faced in the corporate world from work/life balance and career struggles to redundancy and internal relationships.  

Training:
 

  • I  trained for one year at Birkbeck, University of London, and four years at the Metanoia Insitute in London.

  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia Institute in London

  • BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling from Middlesex University, London.  

  • Certificate in Therapy with Couples and Other Relationships from The Grove, London

  • Certificate in the Counselling Couples Toolkit (CPD) from The Counselling Academy

  • TA 101 from the Metanoia Institute: basic tenets of transactional analysis. 

  • Rewind Technique with Dr Muss

As a BACP Registered Member, I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and ensure that I get regular supervision and training so that you can feel confident in our work together.

Areas I work with:

Some of the areas I work with or have trained and/or personally experienced include (but not limited to):

Affairs and Betrayals

Anger

Anxiety and Panic attacks

Attachment and Neuroscience

Bereavement and Loss

Bullying or Harassment

Compassion Focused Therapy

Couples and Other Relationships

Depression

Domestic Violence, Abusive or Cooercive Relationship

Endometriosis

Exam or Assignment Difficulties

Guilt

Identity and Cultural Issues

Life Changes

Loneliness

Loss of Meaning and Purpose

Low mood

Low Self-Esteem and Confidence issues

Menopause (and everything that comes with it)

Mindfulness Mind Management

Neuroscience and attachment theory

Procrastination

Relationship Issues: Couples and other relationships, Divorce, Separation, Conflicts etc.

Rewind Technique (for trauma, ptsd, phobias)

Sadness

Seasonal Affective Disorder 

Self-Harm

Sex after Sexual Trauma

Shame

Somatic symptoms, psychosomatic illness

Stress

Stuckness - feeling stuck

Trauma

Women's Issues

Work Difficulties: Communication, Pressure and Stress, Struggles etc.

Credentials:

BACP Registered. Qualified. Supportive.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.  

 

My therapist philosophy is to help facilitate healing and growth by walking alongside you with warmth, empathy and compassion. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands I hope to help you gain clarity, self-compassion and understanding.  

I sought counselling many years ago and found a long, painful, yet rewarding and empowering journey that promoted lasting change.  Being listened to without judgement and receiving the empathic responses from counselling helped me gain my sense of self, who I really was and to build up my emotional resilience. The journey did not stop there as I started to look at other areas in my life that were unfulfilling or harmful.  We are all human and will all face difficulties in life and starting a counselling relationship can really help promote positive growth and self-empowerment.

 

I am Scottish.  I live in London and previously lived in France.   I am happy to work with you in English or French .