I hold a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with Distinction, and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a therapeutic practitioner. The BACP is the UK’s largest professional body for the counselling professions. In 2013 the BACP launched the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice, and a Complaints Procedure. You can view my membership status by clicking the logo at the bottom of this page.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regularly undertake further training in specific areas, such as working therapeutically with:
- Survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence
- Sexual and gender diversity clients
- Children and young people, using play and creativity
Currently half of my time is spent working with clients and supervisees privately; the other half is spent managing a busy counselling service and team of counsellors in an inner-city secondary school, working through a national children and young people's mental health organisation.
Having benefited from more than 90 hours of one-to-one personal therapy, as well as 80 hours of group psychotherapy, my understanding of the therapeutic process is firmly grounded in my own experience. As well as bringing my professional and academic training to my practice, I personally understand how helpful, supportive and transformative the therapy journey can be as a client.
I have a first class honours degree in social anthropology from the University of London, and have a committed mindfulness practice that has supported my wellbeing for a decade. I am also an amateur table tennis enthusiast, and regularly run 5, 10 and 15K.