Working as a therapist is my passion and vocation. In terms of qualifications, I am Senior Accredited - 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 largely in private practice, providing therapy as well as coaching/supervision for other therapists. Similarly, I meet with another experienced therapist regularly to support me to work optimally. Alongside my private practice I am a member of the Editorial Board for the World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review.
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. From May 2018, I shall be based in Leytonstone (E11). 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.
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.
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.
Some Further Training Courses Completed