My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, or in other words, multi-disciplinary, which means that I may use, for example, CBT alongside psychoanalysis, depending on the presenting issues.
A lot has changed in the field of mental health treatments in recent decades and advances in the neurosciences has facilitated a convergence of traditionally ‘competing’ therapeutic modalities. I believe nowadays there is a recognition that despite differences in terminology, there are also many overlaps among the different approaches which can be assimilated for the benefit of the client. An integrated approach can be quite helpful particularly in a landscape where it seems that consumers are expected to understand the differences between a counsellor, a psychotherapist, a counselling psychologist or a psychologist (and many others).
All this means is that I tailor my approach to the issues presented and the goals of the client. The new relational experiences that arise within an empathic therapeutic setting can help modulate the rigidity of clients' maladaptive patterns of dealing with their immediate world.
I grew up and worked across Europe and North America. Living in diverse cultural contexts since an early age, I developed a keen sense of observation for the varied manifestations of human behaviour and a sensitivity for its less visible facets.
I spent the first part of my professional career working in high pressure corporate environments, from large cap companies to start-ups. These diverse experiences enabled me to appreciate how life's acute stresses can impact our sense of self and our relationships with others.
I began my foray in the field of mental health by volunteering as a Samaritan.
I then trained as a psychotherapist with Regent's University London, obtaining an M.A in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I also worked for three years as a counsellor for the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust treating adults suffering from anxiety and depression.
I then furthered my training by obtaining a Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice from the Minster Center.
I am also a BACP accredited member.