I've been working in the mental health field since graduating in Psychology over 15 years ago.
I've worked in a variety of settings with presentations along the vast spectrum of mental health. This has involved work in the NHS, educational settings, charities and the private sector both short and long term.
As a counsellor in a GP's surgery and for South London and Maudsley Healthcare Trust I experienced many presentations under the umbrella terms of anxiety and depression. I've also worked in a low cost referral organisation and been running an established and successful private practice in East Dulwich and Queen's Park for the past few years.
My work has ranged from supporting clients with long term complex diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders to working with clients who have more general dissatisfaction searching for meaning .. and much more in between. This has led to an approach where whomever arrives at my door I aim to welcome and meet as an individual .. more than a diagnosis or problem. More commonly I find someone struggling to make sense and cope with life - shaped by experience looking for something else and a different way.
Qualifications and Training
MA - Integrative Psychotherapy. Middlesex University (UKCP accredited)
Advanced Diploma - Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. The Minster Centre (UKCP accredited)
Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling. The Minster Centre (BACP accredited)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling. Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre
Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 2 and 3. Lambeth College
BSc (Hons) Psychology. Manchester University
I have an interest in dreams having researched and written in the area exploring how engaging with our dreams can facilitate deeper understanding of the unconscious.
I continue to be fascinated with how our inner worlds are formed and effect our external reality .. learning about and exploring the exciting and growing areas of neuroscience, quantum science, energy psychology and spirituality.
I have completed further training in:
CBT, mindfulness, radical acceptance, the developmental couples model, shadow work and creative imagination, eating disorders and the Transpersonal approach.