I am interested in what it means to be human within the multi-layered nature of our emotional and psychological experiences.
I am concerned with how we become who we are and what motivates us to overcome the challenges we face in life, in order to become who we want to be.
I have over 14 years experience of working with individuals and families on a professional basis, both in the voluntary, public and private sector. I also have experience of working in NHS mental health services and am currently in private practice.
I am experienced and interested in working with people from a variety of backgrounds and including different ethnic and cultural heritages.
I may discuss work with a qualified supervisor to ensure good practice.
I am committed to CPD and adhere to the UKCP professional code of ethics. (https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/registers-standards/standards-guidance-and-policies/)
Professional Member of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy. (www.agip.org.uk)
UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
Member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis.
Previous Training and Experience
2009 – 2010: Appointed Honorary Clinician and Psychotherapist at St Pancras Hospital, Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust. (www.candi.nhs.uk)
2011 – 2014: Honorary Psychotherapist at City and Hackney Mental Health Service, East London NHS Trust - Bart’s and the Homerton Hospitals, Adult Specialist Psychotherapy Service. (www.elft.nhs.uk)
2005 – 2008: Studied at postgraduate level in both Counselling and Jungian Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. (www.bbk.ac.uk)
Other Skills and Experience
Before entering into private practice I worked in in the voluntary sector assisting young people threatened with homelessness. Latterly, I supported children/young adults and their families/guardians/carers by providing mediation to help them resolve conflict and improve relationships. I have delivered conflict resolution initiatives in a number of settings, including: schools, voluntary agencies, youth centres and in prisons. I am also an experienced workplace mediator.
2012: Workplace Trained Mediator. (www.acas.org.uk)
2011 – 2015: Family Mediator, Alone in London.
2003 – 2011: Young people’s Service Coordinator, Alone in London.
2009 – 2012: Chair of the Homeless Consultation Group.
The Homeless Consultation Group was created in 2008 by front line workers from key London advice agencies. Our aim was to prevent rough sleeping, if people moved to an unfamiliar environment, by the provision of timely and relevant information.
Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety & Depression. Life Changes-Crisis & Opportunity. Shame, Grief and Loss. Feelings of Emptiness & Lack of Meaning in Life. Self-perception & Relationships. Work Related Stress, Mediation & Conflict Resolution.