I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Child and Adolescent psychotherapist. I have over 12 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 also maintain a private practice, where I see children and young people 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 enjoy working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. I am especially interested in issues such as displacement and belonging, separation and loss, narrative 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. 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 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.
I specialise in offering therapy to adopted children or permanently placed children and their families.
I also have a private practice in South East London, where I also see children and young people for individual and/or family therapy.
Long and short term therapy options are available.