I studied Social Anthropology as an undergraduate before going onto to complete clinical training in Occupational Therapy and Systemic Psychotherapy. These three different but inter-related disciplines have allowed me to explore the social, cultural, behavioural, cognitive, psychological and relational aspects of the human experience. This includes how we find purpose and meaning in day to day life and through our wider cultural experience, how we co-construct relationships and how these impact and influence the difficulties, challenges and successes we may experience.
I have gained extensive clinical experience over the past 14 years working with people across different services and sectors. Within the NHS, I have worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Paediatric Psychology, Adult Mental Health and Eating Disorder Services. Alongside this I have worked as a therapist in mental health & international development, as well as in the charity and private sector. I have worked with individuals, couples and families and use an integrative approach when thinking about the models and theories that I draw from in my clinical practice. I am now able to offer you online therapy alongside my colleagues at Counselling Psychology Online.
I am particularly interested in working with couples and in understanding how patterns in communication, often informed by complex contextual layers of attachment and family narratives, community and culture, can become problematic and consequently create distance and disconnection in the relationship.
If you are coming to therapy as a couple we might talk about:
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I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Association of Family Therapy (AFT). I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold insurance to practice. In addition, I am a trained yoga teacher.