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ABOUT ME

It’s so important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable developing a relationship. But it’s also crucial that they have the background and qualifications enabling them to offer you the very best support. So here’s my (very brief) story:

I wasn’t always a counsellor. I pursued a different career and tried different things. But even when I wasn’t working as a professional therapist, I was volunteering and helping vulnerable people suffering from a range of physical and mental health issues. 

Over time I realised how much more rewarding I found this voluntary work than my career.  So I made the decision to tread a new path. Since 2018 I have been counselling clients within an NHS funded service in Wandsworth. I trained as an integrative counsellor at The Minster Centre in London. I am a registered member of the BACP and comply with their ethical framework.

 

My job is, of course, to help you. But my training means I use a number of theoretical approaches. Please don’t feel you need to understand these because it’s my responsibility to translate them into aiding our work together.

Person-centred - focusing on you, my client, as the centre of your own growth.

Psychodynamic - how our early life experiences influence our relationships.

Body in psychotherapy - focusing on our bodies as the physical basis of emotion, experience, growth and change.  This includes learnings from neuroscience and attachment studies.

Existential - a philosophical approach focusing on the human condition as a whole.

Transpersonal - our experience beyond the material world, including the impact of the social and political environment on our relationships.

I have undertaken additional training in somatic experiencing, bereavement, online therapy, boarding school syndrome, working with shame and group work facilitation.

Please let me know if you’d like more detail about my training or approach.

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