I have many years of experience working as a counsellor with adults, young people and children in both the private and public sector. This has included counselling work in GP surgeries, charities, a low-cost clinic, primary and secondary schools, and private practice. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor in 2002, I worked for twelve years in the fields of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental health and social housing.
PGDip, Working with Children, Young People and Families: a Psychoanalytic Observational Approach, Tavistock and Portman,
PGCert, Therapeutic Communication with Children, Tavistock and Portman,
PGDip, Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmiths, London University,
PGCert, Counselling Skills and Attitudes, Westminster Pastoral Foundation,
BA(Hons), Community Studies and Art, Leeds University,
Additional Training and Continuing Professional Development
Sand Play Therapy / Advanced Child Protection / Working Effectively with Trauma / Helping Children with Worry and Loss Through the Arts / A Systemic Approach to Working Therapeutically / Time Limited Therapy / CBT for Practitioners Working with Children / Assessment and Therapeutic Communication with Children, Parents and Families / Using Metaphor in Counselling with Young People / Supporting Young People with Attachment Difficulties / Attachment Issues in the Therapy Room and Beyond / Attachment and Developments in Neuroscience / Therapeutic Life StoryWork.
Membership of a Professional Body
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), registration certificate no: 113576. I am also a member of the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) division of the BACP.
I believe it is important that therapy is accessible to all individuals, whatever their income. Offering concessionary rates in my private practice goes some way to enabling those on lower incomes to access counselling. The freedom to do this, however, is dependent on those who are able paying the full rate.