I am registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and bound by their Code of Ethics. I am also a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their guidelines regarding ethical practice and professional standards.
I completed a 5 year training leading to a MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Minster Centre, London. Since then, I have gained broad experience working with clients on a long term, open-ended basis as well as providing shorter term counselling. I provide counselling to employees across a variety of public and private sector organisations via 2 Employee Assistance Providers (EAPS) and in the past have gained experience working for the mental health charity, Mind, and also as a staff counsellor in a London NHS hospital. I have also taught as a seminar tutor on several diploma courses for trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.
In my earlier career I worked as a Manager, Consultant, Workshop Facilitator and Career Coach in the Retail, Professional Services and Higher Education sectors and gained a MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck College, London. These experiences have given me an exposure to and understanding of the challenges that can arise for employees working in organisational settings such as workplace stress, bullying and work-life balance issues.
In addition to my Psychotherapy training, I have benefited from over 16 years of my own personal development and therapy and continue to work on my own personal development and psychotherapeutic practice by regular attendance at supervision, seminars and workshops.