As a relationally orientated therapist, I help clients integrate past and present psychological difficulties through the use of the therapeutic relationship. Since we are unable to stop feeling, the therapeutic work with me is about allowing, accepting, and understanding feelings. Through this creative, immersive, and reflective, co-created process, healthier ways of being and relating is achieved.
With many years’ experience supporting a widely diverse range of clients and colleagues it has been my experience that if a safe and authentic relationship can be established, the foundation of change is achieved. This aligns with the, now well know common factor, across therapeutic modalities:
'it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that is the most significant predictor of outcome'
I am particularly interested in supporting individuals affected by developmental trauma. This includes helping individuals who have been exposed to severe childhood abuse, through to supporting those impacted by the challenges inherent in all experiences of navigating our earliest relationships.
With an interest and professional background in physical health as a squash coach, a career in mental health and other influences, I am guided by scientific and philosophical principles underlined by non-dualism. This supports my holistic approach to therapy. This approach emphasises the centrality of compassion toward self and others, often damaged and requiring help to rebuild, as laying at the core of authentic and successful living and central to the healing process.
I am a qualified Supervisor, Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working within the caring profession; supporting adults, young people, and families, within mental health, social care, youth justice and substance misuse services.
I have worked in secure settings supporting those with severe mental illness. This has had a profound effect on my depth of understanding regarding the human condition and the ways in which extreme stress and trauma influences the mind.
I started my psychotherapy work in 2012. Initially working within organisations, I progressed to private practice in 2015. Alongside my private work, from 2016 to 2018, I team led an NHS IAPT service in London. In 2019 I trained as a supervisor and worked from 2019 to early 2021 as a group supervisor for therapists working in the NHS and in low-cost services. I supervise therapists in private practice. In 2021 I founded The Brixton Practice Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. Prior to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked for Surrey and then Richmond children's services, supporting children, adolescents and families in need of social and mental health care.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) whose code of ethics I abide by.
- Diploma in Relational Supervision @ Relational Change 2020
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy @ Metanoia Institute 2018
- Counselling for Depression (NICE informed) @ Metanoia Institute 2017
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling @ Metanoia Institute 2015
- MSc Psychological Research Methods @ Surrey University 2013
- BSc Psychology @ Lancaster University 2006
Availability, fees, and contact details
- I offer all my slots in-person, online or by phone
- I offer weekly, twice weekly, fortnightly, and ad-hoc appointments.
- I offer appointments from 10 am until 8 pm Monday to Thursday, and Friday 10 am until 1 pm. - - Please contact me for current availability.
Initial sessions are free and £100 per session thereafter
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.