I am a qualified and accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and CBT psychotherapist and have been practising as a therapist since 2007. I am also a qualified psychosexual therapist and supervisor. I have a part-time private practice in London N17 which is currently operating online during the Covid 19 corona virus pandemic. I also work part-time as a supervisor and counselling tutor and I am an honorary clinical teaching fellow at UCL.
I worked for a psychological therapies service in the NHS for a number of years, most recently as a senior therapist and supervisor . I have worked previously as a therapist in a drug and alcohol service as well as in education and research.
My client group is very diverse and includes individuals and their partners from a variety of cultural backgrounds and sexual identities. I have also worked with people from a range of specific client groups, including people with depression and/or anxiety disorders, people affected by alcohol issues, survivors of crime, young people and older people.
Qualifications and accreditation
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from London Metropolitan University (2008) and a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT Psychotherapy from Royal Holloway University (2012). I also have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2015) and a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy (2016). My earlier qualifications include a BA honours degree in Humanities and a Masters degree in Communication, Culture and Society.
I continue to take part in professional development to develop my skills around a range of issues e.g. trauma, anger, relationship work and working with sexual diversity. I have undertaken substantial training in delivering video and telephone counselling and am eligible for ACTO membership.
I am an accredited member of the BACP, the professional and regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists which means I have been formally recognised as a proven, competent practitioner. I work within their ethical framework and guidelines for good practice (see link). I am also an accredited member of the BABCP, the professional body for behavioural and/or cognitive psychotherapists and a registered member of COSRT, the professional body for psychosexual therapists.