In 2002 I was awarded the two-year AFT Certificate in Systemic Practice at Kensington Consultation Centre, then continued a further year of training and seeing clients there. I studied for four years on an Integrative Psychotherapy MA course at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute (2006/10). In 2017 I completed the one-year Certificate course ‘Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy’ with Nick Totton and Allison Priestman. I hold Registered membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy..
I blend approaches creatively, and hold a belief in people’s potential to reflect on themselves and make choices. Within sessions, my intention is to invite an atmosphere of trust and understanding. I will support and encourage you to safely find the range of your emotions and to develop an accepting relationship with yourself. We might explore the effect that early or past relationships have had on your experience of being you, including how you cope and react. While respecting the way in which you learned to protect yourself, I will also help you explore your different options in the here and now.
My particular areas of experience include working with trauma and abuse, issues of identity and difference, and self-harming behaviours. I am mindful of the contexts of power, oppression, vulnerability and responsibility. My background includes work in a senior role at an NHS women’s crisis project, and offering social support to homeless people in emotional distress. I have been a Samaritans phone volunteer, have co-led groups for the Eating Disorders Association, and have facilitated a community group focused around sexuality, at London Friend.
My fees are £60 per session.
I work at Spiral in the evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.