I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Child and Adolescent psychotherapist. I have over 15 years experience working with children and families. I have worked therapeutically in statutory, voluntary and the private sector. One of my specialisms is in trauma work with children and families whose lives have been affected by developmental trauma, attachment difficulties and parental mental health. I work extensively with children, young people and adults whose lives have been effected by early separation and loss, though adoption and other permanence arrangements, and who struggle with relationship challenges. I also maintain a private practice both in London and Canterbury, where I see children, teenagers, and young adults presenting with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self harm, ADHD, ASD, chronic illness, parental divorce, bullying, gender identity issues and bereavement and loss.
I have developed training resources on the subject of neuroscience and attachment theory, and am a visiting trainer on the subject of Developmental Trauma and Therapeutic parenting at a leading national fostering agency. I am also a visiting supervisor and assessor to therapists training in child psychotherapy.
I am passionate about working with people from a diverse backgrounds and cultures. I am especially interested in issues such as displacement and belonging, separation and loss, intercultural therapy, and Eco-psychology. I also holds a Masters degree in Anthropology, and understand therapeutic change to happen on a systemic as well as personal and individual level. I am also a mandala artist, which brings together my passion for working creatively with nature, people and the community.
I hold a three-year masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from London Metropolitan university and IATE (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education). I also have a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts, and a Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills. I am trained to level 1 in theraplay from the Theraplay Institute, and am working to Level 3 EMDR certification. I have obtained an MA (Hons) in Anthropology from SOAS University.
I hold full professional liability insurance and an up to date DBS (Disclosures and Barring service) certificate.
Long and short term therapy options are available.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.