I have several years' experience of counselling young people and adults of all ages. At the root of my work is a humanistic approach which means that I strive to provide you with an experience of unconditional respect and openness in order to build a therapeutic relationship of trust.
I currently work as a psychotherapist in the voluntary sector as well as in private practice. My prior experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist includes working in an educational setting, for a low cost counselling service and as an online and telephone counsellor for ChildLine.
Prior to being a psychotherapist I worked in the City for 20 years and so have a good understanding of the stress of working in such high pressure environments.
Based in Wimbledon, London SW19, as well as at The Eaves practice in Guildford (www.theeaves.org.uk), I offer short or longer term counselling and psychotherapy to people aged 16 and over.
I am an integrative practitioner, drawing on humanistic, existential and psychodynamic methods of understanding people's life experiences. I can also provide cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness where appropriate to my clients’ needs.
I have particular expertise in working with people living with ADHD in their family as well as working with young people aged 16 years and above..
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and therefore abide by their ethical standards in my counselling work.
Specific to my psychotherapy role I have a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition I have Levels 2 and 3 Counselling Skills and Theory and am currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in ADHD Counselling and Psychotherapy.
This extensive academic training added to my practical experience has given me a wide knowledge of how psychological problems can develop and what therapy can do to help alleviate people's suffering from a range of conditions.