I worked for several years in the field of social work before qualifying as a psychologist and then counsellor. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Surrey, a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Kent, a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Greenwich and a Masters degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University. In 2011 I was accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I typically work in an integrative way, utilizing the approaches I feel will be most helpful to my clients. My formal training was Integrative Counselling which included the use of Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural techniques.
I have been working in counselling services since 2004, initially in a private residential treatment centre, then in a small community counselling service and then for the NHS.
Training and Certificates
I have attended additional training on a diverse range of subjects including: couple and family therapy, working with sexual minority clients, psychotherapy and addiction, clinical supervision, working with clients that self harm and clients with personality disorder.
I have experience taking individual sessions, couple counselling sessions, family therapy and groups.
I am an accredited member of the British Psychological Society and an affiliate member of the Division of Forensic Psychologists.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: www.bacp.co.uk.
I am a Member of the Directory of Pink Therapists: www.pinktherapy.com.