I have a warm, open and down-to-earth approach to therapy, and I draw from my varied experience and training to find the best way to support you. I’m not fixed in one perspective, and don’t believe in one truth; I see human experience as being more unique and mysterious than one theory can contain. I believe that the therapeutic journey, like life, requires courage and commitment. It can be painful but it can also present powerful opportunities for growth and for the emergence of a life that's more real and more deeply satisfying.
I believe that the quality of the relationship we build together is key. I offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space so that we can make sense of things together and address whatever it is that you face. The therapeutic journey can be challenging, but it can present opportunities for growth and a life that feels more real and satisfying.
I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist. I completed my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (MA) at the Minster Centre in London and have practiced as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over a decade. I also have further Masters level qualifications in the field of social and political sciences.
I have worked for many years in the human rights field at the charities Reprieve and Room to Heal. Related to this work, I have extensive experience in working with people who have experienced trauma and have completed specialist trauma trainings, including EMDR.
I currently work in person in Leamington Spa as well as online. I have limited slots opening in January 2022.
I typically meet clients weekly, both over the short and longer-term.
I have enjoyed working with people from very diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds, facing a wide range of issues. These include: anxiety, trauma, loss and bereavement, abuse, relationship difficulties, depression and low self-esteem, as well as challenges around sexuality, identity and cultural belonging.
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.