Experience and training
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor in central London over the past 13 years.
In addition to my private psychotherapy practice, my work has included seeing in-patients at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; students at London Metropolitan University; GP outpatients at Finchley Memorial Hospital; employees at the Metropolitan Police Service; and clients at the Claremont Project, a low-cost psychotherapy service in Islington. I have also conducted intake assessments for people seeking psychotherapy and counselling at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney.
I have taught on the psychotherapy and counselling foundation courses at Regents University and the New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and on the counselling diploma course at the Minster Centre.
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, both from Regent’s University in London.
My style is relaxed, warm and supportive. I listen to what ever you would like to talk about, with care and an open mind. I try not to impose any fixed ideas, or offer advice. I believe it is more helpful for you to develop your own way of understanding yourself.
I try to encourage you to expand on your thoughts and feelings; to deepen your understanding of your experience and situation; to help you make connections to other things you have thought or felt; or to notice what you experience in psychotherapy itself that may relate to other contexts in your life.
I take an active interest in your experiences, emotions and thoughts, and the choices you face. Those choices are your responsibility, and my role is to support you as you take that responsibility.
I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and adhere to its ethical principles and code of professional conduct.
I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its Ethical Framework. I am registered on the BACP’s Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
In addition, I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis. Existential therapy is a way of exploring your experience, and the relationships and situations in your life, in an open, non-medicalised and non-judgmental way.
I am committed to honouring the trust placed in me the people who come to see me, and promoting their well-being. If you are unsatisfied with my conduct as a psychotherapist, I would encourage you to raise any issue with me in our sessions so that I can understand and address it. You can also use the complaints procedures provided by the BACP or UKCP.
My background is in science and business journalism, and communication and change in large companies and public sector organisations. I have an MSc in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge Business School.