I am a BACP registered counsellor. I offer a professional counselling and psychotherapy service to a diverse range of clients in the Clapham and South West London area.
I work as an integrative therapist, meaning that I work with a variety of therapeutic techniques, depending on which is most appropriate and most helpful to the client. I am experienced in techniques from the following models and disciplines.
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
In my work I have a down to earth approach. I avoid unhelpful jargon or abstract theories. Instead I prefer to work in a way which makes sense to my clients.
Clients that I have worked with include working professionals, young adults (18+), students, people of different from different races and cultures, and people from the LGBT community.
When not working in private practice I work as a counsellor in the clinical team of a major London university. This is a multidisciplinary, professional team. Working alongside a team of counsellors, mental health advisers and a psychiatrist, I maintain high standards of clinical practice as well as keeping up to date with the latest developments in the world of psychotherapy and mental health.
I originally trained as a therapist at the Mary Ward Centre, qualifiying in Therapeutic Counselling. This training course is accredited by the BACP.
I have worked as a bereavement counsellor at Camden, City, Islington & Westminster Bereavement service. Subsequently I have worked at several major London universities as a counsellor. I have developed a broad knowledge of working with young people, students, people from international backgrounds as well as gaining a thorough knowledge of the higher education sector. In this work I have also gained a lot of experience working with people for whom English is not their first language.
Prior to working as a psychotherapist, I had a successful career working in media. This has given me a good understanding of what it means to work in the corporate and professional world.