Training and experience
I have a professional qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy from Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), one of the leading academic and clinical training institutions in the UK. This training is also accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the University of Roehampton.
I have also undertaken further training in ‘Transitions: Adolescence Into Adulthood’ at The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) and 'Relationship/Couple Therapy' at the Tavistock Relationships Clinic.
Originally, I trained as an artist and an illustrator. After a number of years working freelance, I went on to develop community art projects.
I currently work as a counsellor and psychotherapist with individual adults and young adults, and couple/two person therapy.
“The art of people is a true mirror of their minds.”
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy focuses on you as a whole person and what you bring to each session, each week. With that in mind, we would then start to make sense of what underlies your thoughts and feelings, and the difficulties you are experiencing. This may not be easy, and it may mean that it takes time to come to terms with the frustrations and loses. Together, we would then discover new perspectives and possibilities available to you.
“Keep speaking the years from their hiding places
keep coughing up smoke from all the deaths you have died
keep the rage tender
because the soft season will come
it will come.”
I am registered with the following professional bodies:
The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling