Counselling Psychotherapy London


Qualifications and Experience

 Qualifications

I gained a Diploma in Counselling at the Gestalt Centre in 1996 and later completed a one-year course on ‘Working Psychodynamically with Women’ at the Women’s Therapy Centre in 1998-1999. I undertook further training and subsequently gained an MA in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling in 2006 from the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling (NSPC) and then completed a Diploma in Integrative Supervision in 2009 at the Minster Centre.   

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.  I am a Clinical Member of the Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association.  I practise in accordance with the codes of ethics of these professional bodies. 

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Experience

I started out working as a counsellor in the voluntary sector, providing support for women affected by domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.  Since then, I have since worked as a counsellor in primary care for seven years, seeing clients with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties referred by GPs, and for six years I worked for a university student counselling service.  I've now returned to the women's sector, working for one of the rape crisis centres, alongside my private practice.  I have experience of working with clients from many different social and cultural backgrounds, in both shorter and longer-term settings. 

I established my private practice in 1997. I have taught on counselling and psychotherapy training programmes at several colleges.  

I am also a trustee of Woman’s Trust, a charity providing counselling for women affected by domestic violence.  My role here is to support the management and development of the counselling service, and advise on policy issues.