QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
I hold a Masters Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training courses in the UK. These qualifications are accredited by Middlesex University. My training has required me to be in personal therapy for six years.
As well as working in private practice, I have also previously worked for Transport for London’s in-house Counselling and Trauma Service, for a leading primary care trust within the NHS in central London, and for London Metropolitan University’s student counselling service. As a result I have worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, religions and cultures during my career to date.
I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and bound by its code of ethics. I receive regularly supervision and I am fully insured.
Before becoming a counsellor I spent many years working in the media and music industries, so I have first hand experience of what it is like to work in a stressful environment. I also have an honours degree in Modern History from Oxford University. If this taught me anything, then it is the importance of seeing things from different perspectives, and looking at wider causes and contexts.
Among other interests outside my work as a therapist, I am a trustee of an innovative and growing charity called CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably, which campaigns to reduce suicide among men and has recently won numerous awards.
I live on a farm on the edge of the Cotswolds, surrounded by nature. This not only helps ground me, but also informs my work. Sometimes I work outside with clients here.