On this page I hope to give you a sense of who I am and what informs my work.
A former Primary School teacher, I chose to train as a psychotherapist after being in therapy myself. I understand that it can take great courage to seek help and so that is where I start from when meeting clients for the first time.
During my training at The Minster Centre, a leading psychotherapy training institute in London, I was regularly inspired by tutors from the body psychotherapy tradition. I remain curious about our tendency to lose our connection between our bodies and minds and so I offer an opportunity to explore reconnecting these two not-so-separate parts of ourselves.
I am a keen hiker and camper, preferring to spend as much time in nature as I possibly can. Being outside gives me a profound sense of calm and freedom. I recognise this as something that many others share and also struggle to find in the city. As such, I sometimes work outside with my clients if this is something that interests them.
Qualifications, Training and Experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP accredited training - Level 7)
Diploma Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited training)
Certificate in Supervision Studies
I have 7 years experience of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist and over 17 years experience of working 1-2-1 in the helping professions.
As well as seeing clients in private practice, I have worked as a Specialist Mentor for students with the University of Sheffield, and between 2015-2019 managed a team of therapists working with children in schools. I have a wealth of experience of short-term and open-ended/long-term work in different settings including Higher Education, the NHS and the voluntary sector.