Experience and training
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor in London in various settings over the past 10 years. This includes in-patients at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; students at London Metropolitan University; GP outpatients at Finchley Memorial Hospital; employees at the Metropolitan Police Service; and clients at the Claremont Project, a low-cost psychotherapy service in Islington. I have also conducted intake assessments for people seeking psychotherapy and counselling at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney.
I teach on the psychotherapy and counselling foundation courses at Regents University and at the New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and on the counselling diploma course at the Minster Centre.
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, both from Regent’s University in London.
My style is relaxed, warm and supportive. I listen to what ever you would like to talk about, and inquire into your concerns and experiences with interest, care and an open mind.
I try not to impose any fixed ideas or concepts, or offer advice. I believe it is helpful for you to develop your own way of understanding yourself, and not to adopt my perspectives.
In asking questions or offering reflections, I try to encourage you to expand on your thoughts and feelings; to deepen your understanding of your experience and the context around you; to help you make connections to other things you have thought or felt; or to notice what you experience in counselling itself that may relate to other situations in your life.
I take an active interest in your experiences, emotions and thoughts, and the choices you face. Those choices are your responsibility, and my role is to support you as you take that responsibility.
I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and adhere to its ethical principles and code of professional conduct.
I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its Ethical Framework. I am registered on the BACP’s Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
In addition, I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
I am committed to honouring the trust placed in me by clients, and promoting their well-being. If you are unsatisfied with my conduct as a psychotherapist, I would encourage you to raise any issue with me in our sessions so that I can understand and address it. You can also use the complaints procedures provided by the BACP or UKCP.
My background is in change and communication in large companies and public sector organisations and I have an MSc in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge Business School.