I grew up in London but over the years have lived and worked in a number of different countries and cultures.
I trained as a psychotherapist after finishing a first career in business - during which I worked both in large corporate organisations and set up and ran my own business.
I've been working as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. Over that time I have worked in the NHS, the education sector and voluntary organisations - but for the last 10 years I have worked exclusively in private practice in Central Richmond.
I trained at the Metanoia Institute,in Ealing. The Metanoia Institute is a long-established and very well-regarded training centre for counsellors and psychotherapists. I have an MSc in Psychotherapy (5 years) and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (3 years). These training courses combined cognitive, humanistic and psychodynamic models of working with clients and I would describe myself as ‘integrative’ in my approach.
I also have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from the Metanoia (2 years).
I am an accredited member of both the UK Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – the two principal accrediting bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists working in private practice. Both bodies have extensive and rigorous criteria for accreditation.
I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of both the UKCP and BACP.