After finishing my degree, I worked in London for sixteen years with adults with special needs, mental health, drug and alcohol difficulties. It was this work as well as my own first experience of personal therapy that led me to want to train as a counsellor. While studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in counselling, I started a counselling placement in a GP surgery in South-East London where I continued working for six years. Here I developed my clinical practice and worked with a wide range of individuals from all sections of the community. Since 2008 I have worked as a counsellor at the Terrence Higgins Trust, the Rock Clinic in Brighton, six local authority schools in East Sussex and in private practice.
BA(Hons) Community Studies and Art, Leeds University, 1989.
PGCert Foundation in Counselling, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London, 1998.
PGDip Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2002.
MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2005.
PGCert Therapeutic Communication with Children, Tavistock and Portman, London, 2009.
PGDip Working with Children, Young People and Families: A Psychoanalytic Observational Approach, Tavistock and Portman, London, 2018.
Membership of a Professional Body
Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), MBACP 113576.