Experience and Training
I am a qualified psychotherapist with experience of working in the voluntary sector, the NHS and in private practice.
In the voluntary sector I have experience supporting people who are struggling through a difficult pregnancy, with pregnancy loss, and parents who are grieving the death of a baby. I also support people touched by birth trauma however long ago this may have occurred.
I also worked for both Childline and Refuge and understand the complexities involved in abusive relationships and the legacy of those experiences for people striving to recover from them.
I have extensive experience working with people who are impacted by the burdens of a chronic health condition (whether their own or someone they care for) and those who are facing life-changing diagnoses. Specific conditions I have knowledge and experience of are stroke; diabetes; cystic fibrosis; cancer; gut and bowel conditions; kidney disease.
In private practice I have experience working with workplace stress, bullying and burnout as well as issues involving sexuality and confusion of identity.
Outside of my private practice I am a specialist psychotherapist in the NHS working in Barts hospital cancer and palliative care services.
My background equips me to work with people who are experiencing loss and grief; anxiety and depression; fears for their health; crises in their relationships; and with those who are questioning the meaning and direction of their lives.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Society for Existential Analysis. I undertake regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.