Following an undergraduate degree in Psychology, I subsequently completed a doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology. Following this I undertook further specialist training in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples through the Institute of Family Therapy. My doctoral research focused on the topic of equine-assisted therapy. I regularly attend further training and workshops in order to provide best clinical practice. Most recently this has included training in a creative approach to trauma (CATT), and I am currently on the training path to become a registered British Psychological Society Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor. I have a passion for teaching and education and am an external supervisor and lecturer at University College London.
My professional experience spans public, private and third-sector organisations. I have worked for the National Health Service (NHS) for 10 years, predominately in specialist child and family services. I have also worked in several trauma-focused charities, including working with women and children who had experienced domestic violence, as well as with military veterans with PTSD. For the duration of 2018, I volunteered in Uganda’s only mental health hospital, providing both clinical work as well as teaching and supervising at local universities. At present, I provide a combination of private practice services as well as specialist resilience coaching to senior executives in the corporate sector.
I have a special interest in the body-mind connection and am also a qualified Embodied Yoga Teacher with extensive teaching experience in this area. I bring movement, meditation and breath-work into my therapy practice where appropriate. As a holistic psychologist, I work with families, couples and individuals facing a variety of issues. I have particular interest in working with anxiety, trauma or abuse, low self-esteem, work-related stress and relationship issues. I very much believe in tailoring my approach to the individual and creating a safe and empathetic space in which to explore these difficulties.
Professionally, I hold current memberships with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society, of which I am a Chartered Member. My practice is recognised by all leading insurance providers.