Qualifications and training
I have a masters degree in integrative counselling which draws together a variety of psychodynamic and humanistic (person-centred, Existential and Gestalt) schools of psychotherapy. That, however, really marked the start of the journey and I studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
The latest research in the field, however, draws on our deepening understanding of neuroscience and how the brain wires itself and applies these insights for use in therapy. My on-going training with The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and the AEDP Institute looks at the link between the brain and the body, to help create new experiences that can change our implicit emotional memories to bring about long-lasting transformation.
I grew up in Bedfordshire, graduated from Manchester with a first class degree, then spent 18 years commuting into London, working as a CIM-qualified marketeer for a large professional practice and from 2014 as a qualified coach. I loved seeing the bigger picture, developing market strategy, developing my team and coaching people. Outside work, I was drawn to psychotherapy, undertook counselling training, then the masters and worked with counselling clients in the evenings. In 2019, I set up my private practice. I'm insured, a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework.
MA Integrative Counselling, 2011
Coach Practitioner, 2014
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Attachment Injury
AEDP Institute, Advanced Skills
I work part-time as a volunteer counsellor for Bridge Counselling Service, providing no/low-cost therapy to individuals across all religions, ages and genders.