I trained as an integrative psychotherapist and counselling psychologist
on an MA programme at Regent's University London.
I hold a BA Hons in Business and Finance and have a background as an entrepreneur,
running a design company for 15 years. Managing my business has deepened my understanding of work related stress,
and also allows me to assist with personal career and professional development,
work-life balance, leadership skills, stress management, goal setting, and time management.
I worked for the NHS as a therapist, supporting a GP surgery in South West London, providing short term 6 -10 week therapy sessions.
I am fully qualified in longer term therapy, which is particularly helpful for trauma, addiction and attachment work. I have a competent understanding of trauma work, and I am training in EMDR.
I also worked as an assessor for a therapy centre, have supported Al Anon and work for various charities.
As a humanistic integrative therapist, I approach therapy from a multi- discipline learning. I regularly draw upon cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches and incorporate mindfulness, visualisation and somatic experiencing.
I am also informed by CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Existential theory.
I specialise in managing the following concerns:
Emotional issues: fear, shame, grief, and expressing anger.
Psychological issues : psycho-somatic systems, panic attacks, anxiety and depression, self esteem concerns.
Behavioural issues: addictions, eating disorders, OCD, phobias.
Existential issues: Loss, separation anxiety, meaning and purpose.
Relationship issues: sexuality, conflict resolution, divorce.
Trauma: sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, attachment disorders, psychological distress.