I'm a warm and approachable, accredited psychotherapist offering therapy in person and online via Skype. I specialise in working with low mood, anxiety, stress and destructive behaviour patterns including addiction.
I have over twelve years’ experience of therapeutic work gained in private practice, voluntary counselling work, substance misuse and mental health services. Since 2015 I have also worked as a specialist mentor, providing mentoring support for students with mental health problems. I have a regular meditation and mindfulness practice and incorporate mindfulness in my work with clients where it can be helpful.
I have a first degree in Philosophy (BA Hons) and a Masters Degree in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy from The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in Waterloo, London.
I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Continuing professional development
I undertake a minimum of 50 hours Continuing Professional Development per year. I have completed numerous training courses, for example;
- The Therapeutics of Mindfulness based Stress Reduction
- Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
- Brief Therapy Certificate
- Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
I continue to develop my practice and understanding of mindfulness techniques. I am also working to deepen my understanding of compassion focused meditation and practices and incorporate this into my work with clients.