To be sure that you are in safe hands with me, here is a brief summary of how I got here:

    • I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC)
    • My doctorate was a qualitative study on the personal experience of recovery of six former drug addicts using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)
    • I hold a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent’s University – School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology
    • BSc (Hons) Psychology (accredited by the BPS)
    • Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) with the BPS
    • Training Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
    • Member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA)
    • I hold a Professional personal and civil indemnity insurance and abide by and practice according to the ethical and good practice guidance of the BPS and HCPC

Experience:

  • In my private practice I currently work predominantly with issues around relationships, intimacy, anxiety, loneliness and isolation, self-esteem, depression and a more general unease around existence
  • As an honorary counselling psychologist I had the opportunity to work with a charity in East London where I saw both long- and short term clients from all walks of life from the age of 20-65, with a variety of presenting issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, sexuality, bereavement and loss, eating/body image, abuse, drugs and alcohol issues to social isolation, low self esteem and a lack of sense of meaning (Claremont, 2010-2012)
  • It was there that I also facilitated a Psychotherapy group for people aged 55+ for a year, as with the individual clients within an existential- phenomenological setting
  • Unlike most substance use related therapies, I had the opportunity to work with recovering drug users in an existential phenomenological setting as part of their recovery treatment. The work I did and the struggles faced by my clients inspired me to write my doctorate thesis on the personal experience of recovery (Lifeline UK, 2011-2012)
  • I have worked with adults suffering from severe mental health issues, including Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality and other Personality Disorders (CHT, 2007)
  • As part of my professional training I have seen primary school children, aged between 5-10, within a school setting, both long- and short term (Place2Be, 2009-2010)
  • It is a requirement of my continued professional development that I have supervision and and attend courses to further my development

 

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