I am a counselling psychologist, individual psychotherapist and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Throughout the last 20 years working I have offered psychological support to individuals, couples and families across various public, private and charitable services. I have extensive experience in working with persons facing challenging life situations, emotional distress and upsetting thoughts. Professionally I have been involved in training counselling psychologists and psychotherapists (more recently at the University of Surrey and Tavistock Relationships) as well as managing and developing clinical services. My latest venture has been the development of Tavistock Relationships Online Service.
I am a counselling psychologist with further advanced training in systemic practice. I have significant expertise and experience in working with children as well as child and adult who have experienced various forms of psychological trauma. 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.
Following studies in philosophy, sociology and psychology I undertook professional training in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology . I have several years experience of providing psychological input across a range of care settings within the NHS and a range of contexts outside of the NHS including private practice and consultation, charities, and as a lecturer, tutor and clinical supervisor on the Doctoral training in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology at the University of Surrey.
I have 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 in international development, as well as in the charity and private sector.