I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by the BACP's ethical code of practice.
I have a Diploma and M.A. Integrative Counselling (with Distinction), London Metropolitan University and a Diploma in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education).
I completed a BACP accredited Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD) and am entitled to offer supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors. I supervise trainee as well as experienced counsellors/psychotherapists.
I have previously studied for a BA Honours, King's College London and M.St. European Literature, St Cross College, University of Oxford.
I regularly engage in continous professional development (CPD) to further my understanding and keep abreast of new developments in the therapy world. This includes for example CBT (cognitive-behavioural) training, training in domestic abuse or trauma.
As a lecturer on an MSc in Counselling course I train and supervise counselling students keeping in touch with research in the field of counselling.
I have worked for most of my life in Higher Education as a student counsellor, lecturer and as a manager of services to students. I have worked with a very wide range of presenting issues that clients bring to therapy and with a variety of adults of all ages. As an Integrative Counsellor I draw on different schools of counselling that include psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural models of counselling.
I have worked with a very diverse range of clients and am respectful and affirmative of difference and diversity related to race, culture, sexuality, gender, faith and physical ability.