I am a relational practitioner and qualified psychotherapist with a Masters Degree (MSc) in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a Clinical Diploma (Cl Dip) in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, I am certified by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and I have a certificate of accreditation in the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) endorsed ‘couples therapy for depression (CTFD)’ programme at the Tavistock Institute. I trained at the Metanoia Institute, London.
I have an interest in couples work and, as a former professional musician, I understand the pressures of performance, judgement and balancing creativity with financial stability. I believe these types of pressures affect everyone, not just musicians or artists and, accordingly, I like looking creatively at our life situations and using the power of imagination to help us move toward the places we want to inhabit.
I am registered as Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and offer concessionary rates for BAPAM-registered clients, the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). I am governed by these organisations codes of ethics. I am also registered as a mentor for musicians through the Co-Pilot: the Musicians’ Mentoring Network. In my past training I have volunteered at Richmond Aid for one year and I worked with young people by volunteering at Hounslow Youth Counselling Service for nine months.
I am a psychotherapist, and I believe we can write our own life stories. I have an interest in couples work and I am a former musician so I like working creatively. I have years of experience working with both couples and individuals, and can offer a free initial 20-minute consultation. I work online and from September 2023 I will be working face-to-face as well in the Richmond and Twickenham areas.
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.