Background:
Working as a therapist is my passion and vocation.. In terms of qualifications, I am Senior Accreditated - a stamp of experience and expertise - by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Prior to this I completed a Masters degree in Mental Health (2013) and graduated with a First class degree in Counselling (2011). Both of these qualifications I attained in the UK. I now work full time in private practice, providing therapy; as well as coaching/supervision for other therapists. Alongside my private practice I am a member of the Editorial Board for the World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review, an academic journal.

Having lived and worked in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for two years from 2014, I am experienced and privileged to have worked with a diverse group of people. Prior to the Netherlands I worked in a range of UK settings: public, private, and specialist (for example in domestic abuse). I have also trained other therapists on a counselling degree/diploma. Prior to qualifying as a therapist I worked in the Financial Services sector.


Now - East London:
For face-to-face sessions I am available in the city (Aldgate East), London. Online, I work with English speakers after having completed a qualification in Cyber Therapy. By 'online' I mean Skype voice, video and instant message sessions. Please see the Online Sessions tab for more information.


Counselling Agreement

Here is a copy of my Counselling Agreement. It is information about how I work, such as my policy on upholding confidentiality, data protection and professional ethics. I tend to discuss this with clients in a first session, but welcome questions at any point.


Qualifications

  • Senior Accredited Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certified Cyber Therapist (Online Therapy Institute)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Counselling Xtra)
  • MSc, Mental Health: Psychological Therapies (Barts and the London School of Medicine)
  • BA hons, Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • BSc hons, Economics and Economic History (University of Warwick)


Experience

  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Private Practice (Jun 2013 - Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review (Jul 2013 - Present)
  • Locum Counsellor/Psychotherapist, University of the Arts (Jan 2017 - Jun 2017)
  • Assistant/Guest Tutor, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University (Apr 2013 - Feb 2015 & Oct 2016 - Feb 2017)
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist, St Bartholomew's Hospital (Jun 2013 - Apr 2014)
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Lifeline, Addictions support service (Jan 2013 - Dec 2013)
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Woman's Trust, Domestic abuse support service (Jul 2009 - Oct 2010)
  • Student Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MIND (Sep 2009 - Jun 2010)
  • Student Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (Nov 2008 - Nov 2009)


Some Specialisms

Although I list below some of my specialisms, it may be useful to know that evidence consistently points to the 'click' between client and therapist as being more important in meeting aims than finding a therapist that has worked with a particular issue before, so let's discuss if you don't see what you are looking for below.

  • Couples
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Loss/Bereavement
  • Work-related issues
  • Stress
  • Abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Chronic illness
  • Group therapy


Some Further Training Courses Completed

  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Facilitation and Empowerment
  • Addiction and Dependency


Press/Publications