I am a counselling psychologist and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and currently work as Head of Clinical Services at the Tavistock Relationships, formally known as the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) in London. I am an experienced senior clinician as well as a clinical lecturer and supervisor. Prior to working in London, I served as a staff member of the Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey where I supported the training of practitioner psychologist. My work experience spans a wide variety of clinical settings from school counselling to working with those affected by relational abuse, persons experiencing emotional difficulties, burnout and the impact of unexpected life events as well as characterological difficulties.
I am a full member of the the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as being a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am hcpc registered and my practice is recognised by all the leading insurance providers.
Following undergraduate studies in psychology and communications I undertook professional training in counselling psychology allowing me obtain recognition as a counselling psychologist. I also qualified in family therapy and Gestalt (humanistic) therapy before undertaking advanced training in couple psychotherapy. I have a specialist interest in working with couples affected by significant psychological trauma and how gendered norms impact well being when these these hinder personal development, effectiveness and happiness. I am currently working on my doctoral research which focuses on the efficacy of couple therapy.