I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and shamanic practitioner and I provide both short and long term work for individuals and couples. I provide a safe and confidential environment to help clients make meaning for themselves in order to progress and develop in life, exploring relationships, behaviours, thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of happiness.
I am trained in Transactional Analysis and hold an MSc in psychotherapy. I adhere to the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and BACP Code of Ethics.
My modality is relational, psychodynamic therapy using the frame of TA, although I do integrate other approaches where appropriate, including CBT and mindfulness.
In addition to counselling and psychotherapy, I have worked in a number of senior management positions over the last ten years and currently work as Director of Strategic Wellbeing. This has provided me with significant experience when dealing with work related issues. I also currently provide coaching and mentoring to organisations and individuals at all levels covering mental health awareness, ways to wellbeing, stress and resilience, change management, conflict management and confidence building. I have also studied with the institute of Leadership and Management.
I also have experience with techniques and methods that involve emotional recall and sense memory, including the Meisner Technique and work with actors who train in this area.
I have worked extensively with Trauma, having trained and coached the Met Police, the armed forces and survivors of the Grenfel tragedy.
Qualifications and training:
Psychotherapeutic and mental health:
Masters in Psychotherapy (MSc) - Metanoia Institute
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) - Metanoia Institute
Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy (Dip Psych) - Metanoia Institute
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns) - Metanoia Institute
EMDR Level 1, 2 and 3 trained - Richman EMDR Training
Exploring Autism - An introduction: An informed insiders perspective workshop
Exploring Autism - Identifying & working with autism
Dynamics of domestic abuse workshop
RSPH level 2 award in managing mental wellbeing
Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Critical incident stress debriefing trained (CISD)
Shamanic and spiritual health:
Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner 300 hour training - Alberto Villoldo Four Winds graduate
Shamanic Depossession Trained 30 hour basic - Betsy Bergstrom
Classical Shamanism and Nature - Simon Buxton
Theta Healing DNA Basic Practitioner
Theta Healing DNA Advanced Practitioner
Dreaming yourself awake - Paul Levy 7 week course
Dreaming the soul back home, shamanic dreaming for healing & becoming whole - Robert Moss 7 week course
Sacred Trust 3 Year Shamanic Practitioner (ongoing)
Director - Strategic Wellbeing (2018 to date)
Head of Workplace Wellbeing & Clinical Services - Mind (Hammersmith & Fulham) (2015 - 2019)
Senior Manager of Revenue Management - EDF Energy (2006 - 2015)
Psychodynamic Counsellor - Mind (2015 - 2016)
Clinical Assessor - Mind (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - NHS (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - Ealing Abbey Counselling Service EACS (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service MCPS (2014 - 2015)