I am motivated by a lifelong curiosity in people and their capacity to develop. I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient can be a vehicle for growth.
I have worked with addiction, relationship and sexual issues, depression/anxiety and loss, as well as dealing with anger and violence. I have an honorary PhD from City University London, an MA, a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s University and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am UKCP registered and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I am bound by the ethics and standards of both organisations. I began my training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and completed the Foundation Course and Introductory Lectures at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
I work within BPC, BACP and UKCP guidelines for the profession, and undertake regular professional development.
Most importantly for psychotherapy to be effective, trust must be part of the therapeutic process, and all information disclosed is treated as confidential, whether in person, on the phone or by email. It is vitally important to feel safe and secure in the relationship and I place this at the heart of my process.