I am passionate to prioritise therapeutic work with social disadvantaged and marginalised cultural groups.
In particular, I strive to promote anti- oppressive and inclusive practices, within student and work-based contexts. I am trained to offer both in-person (South London) and online services.
As a therapist, I draw on a range of Social Constructionist, Narrative, Coordinated Management of Meaning and Structural ideas with emphasis on how power, language and oppression impact on relationships and our place in society.
A free 15-30 minute video consultation, is an opportunity to discuss your specific needs, and for us to decide if we would be a good therapeutic match.
Should we decide to work together, at the start of the therapeutic relationship, and as part of an ongoing review, we co-construct goals for treatment, in an attempt to get your family, personal, social, and/ or work relationships, back on track.
In 2018, I became am a UKCP/ AFT accredited Family, Couple and Systemic Psychotherapist and identify as a Black, African, female (She/her).
I specialise in Adoption and Fostering, Disability, Long Term Health and Life Limiting Conditions, Eating Disorders and Gender Based Violence issues.
Since 1990, I have supported young people and families in residential and foster care, and acted as an expert witness.
From 2000, supervised and managed various staff teams, students and projects, across health, social care and voluntary sector settings.
Since 2015, I have worked therapeutically with individuals, families and couples in the NHS, and more recently in private practice.
Over the years, I have been lucky enough to deliver systemic teaching and training to conferences and multidisciplinary teams.
Currently, I co-facilitate a family therapy course, a family therapy workshop and run a student family therapy clinic. I also volunteer part time on a global majority student mentoring programme and for an NHS staff emotional well-being hub.
I am keen to explore the role of creative arts in culturally competent supervision, therapy and teaching practice; and due to complete my accreditation to become a Clinical Supervisor in 2022.
In my spare time, I enjoy African drumming, music, travel, writing, cycling, running, gardening, reading and meeting up with friends.
NB This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance’
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.