About Me

My background is in the media industry. In 2003 I decided to re-train as a psychotherapist. I undertook my training at the Highgate Counselling Centre, London. I gained a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2007. Having conducted over 450 hours of one-to-one counselling practice, I gained self-accreditation in May 2011.

As well as working in the NHS at a GPs practice, I worked for over six years at a busy residential crisis unit, which provided short-term crisis intervention for adults from all backgrounds.

My approach is psychodynamic but I am also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have read and studied extensively many of the other well-known psychological approaches.

I am a fully qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). I keep abreast of professional developments in psychotherapy, counselling and supervision practice. I regularly attend supervision for my own continued professional development. I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practice of the BACP. I have an up to date Advanced Disclosure CRB certificate (April 2012).

I am a registered practitioner with Bupa, Aviva, Pruhealth, AXA PPP and Cigna for private health insurance.