I am a Psychotherapist, Couple Counsellor and Mediator working with young people, adults and couples. My professional experience began many years ago as a volunteer counsellor in primary schools, and working for Relate as a Couple Counsellor and trainer. For a number of years, I consulted for a leading NHS psychiatric hospital, working with people presenting with complex mental health difficulties, and struggling with the challenges of life.
As an Integrative psychotherapist, my approach is informed by psychoanalytic and psychodynamic perspectives, incorporating a variety of theoretical models, to meet your individual needs. This includes Person-Centred, Gestalt and Existential Therapy, as well as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I work with a diverse range of ethnicities, cultures and difference in a non-judgemental way, that sets the foundation for an effective therapeutic relationship.
My interest lies in neuroscience and the relationship between the intimate and extraordinary connection between mind and body. This led to undertaking doctoral research in the field of Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Psychotherapy. As a researcher, I am committed and dedicated to understanding the human condition. I engage in regular continued professional development, to ensure I maintain a high level of clinical excellence. I also work as a volunteer staff member for a company delivering innovative conferences and seminars for mental health practitioners.
I am fully registered and accredited with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and a longstanding member of Relate. I consult at my private practice in Edgware, as well as Central London (Harley Street) and North West London. I hold the following qualifications:
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents University London)
ADIP (Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents University London)
Intensive Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents University London)
Relate Couple Counsellor (University of East London)
Accredited Mediator (Regents University London)
Current - PhD Research at the University of Northampton together with Regent's University London