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.
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
Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Telehealth Certificate from the Online Therapy Institute - this certificate was brought in to convert existing therapists and health professionals swiftly to be competent in providing counselling online as face to face counselling is no longer possible. It is only valid during the Coronavirus period.
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
Anxiety and Panic attacks
Attachment and Neuroscience
Bereavement and Loss
Bullying or Harassment
Compassion Focused Therapy
Couples and Other Relationships
Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Telehealth certificate by the Online Therapy Institute - see above
Domestic Violence, Abusive or Cooercive Relationship
Exam or Assignment Difficulties
Identity and Cultural Issues
Loss of Meaning and Purpose
Low Self-Esteem and Confidence issues
Menopause (and everything that comes with it)
Mindfulness Mind Management
Neuroscience and attachment theory
Relationship Issues: Couples and other relationships, Divorce, Separation, Conflicts etc.
Rewind Technique (for trauma, ptsd, phobias)
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sex after Sexual Trauma
Somatic symptoms, psychosomatic illness
Stuckness - feeling stuck
Work Difficulties: Communication, Pressure and Stress, Struggles etc.
You will find my BACP registration here
You will find my registration with the Information Commissioners Office here
My professional liability insurance is with Oxygen, Policy Number: OXY9561856 and underwritten by Hiscox Underwriting Limited
You will find my credentials verified on the register of Psychology Today
You will find my credentials verified on the register of Counselling Directory
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 .