I believe that within most people is an incredible resilience and capacity to overcome difficulties. Psychotherapy helps people to become more aware of their own resources, allowing them to lead more fulfilling lives.
I qualified nine years ago with an MA in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling from Regents School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP. This means I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.
As well as private practice, I have been working as a psychotherapist for nine years at the Helen Bamber Foundation, providing individual and group therapy to people who have been exposed to traumatic events. I provide both short term, trauma focused therapy and long term psychotherapy, enabling people to re-engage in trusting relationships and to rebuild a positive sense of self. Through my work at the foundation I have been privileged to assist clients in finding a way through trauma to transformation.
Working part time between 2009 – 2012 I also set up, designed and delivered the women’s therapy programme at Room To Heal where I provided individual and group psychotherapy and lead residential retreats for our female clients.
Whilst training to be a psychotherapist, I worked as an independent consultant for both the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO). I delivered Recovery and Resilience training to NHS psychiatric staff and worked for an international NGO in Cambodia, designing counselling training curricula for local therapists.
In recent years I have completed training in Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy (CBT), at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). My work is also informed by personal knowledge and practice of Mindfulness.
I am also a member of the London Counselling Collective, an independent group of counsellors working across London to provide accessible, emphatic and effective counselling to all.