I have been practicing professionally as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 18 years. I am BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) Senior Accredited and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered. I trained initially as an Integrative Counsellor at the University of East London. I subsequently completed a Masters in Existential Psychotherapy at the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling I also have training and experience in Solution-Focus Brief Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Attachment-based Psychotherapy.
In addition to working in private practice I also work in a psychiatric hospital. I spent six extremely rewarding years working as an addictions counsellor in various settings; including three years in a drug and alcohol treatment centre. I also spent three years working on a work preparation programme supporting recovering addicts working to rebuild their lives. In addition, I also have experience of working in a GP practice, Cruse Bereavement Care and for two years taught a course in 'Counselling Theory and Practice' to undergraduates at Richmond University. I have also worked as a training provider both in the UK and in Italy.
In my spare time I enjoy contemporary popular music, cinema, fine art and cooking.
Certified Cyber Therapist (2017)
PG Diploma in Attachment-based Psychotherapy (2015)
EMDR (Level 2) (2010)
MA in Existential Psychotherapy (2003)
PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (1998)