About Me

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, and a Masters Degree in Psychology. I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. My counselling training is in Person-centred and Existential approaches, and I also use Cognitive Behavioural techniques in therapy.

Person-centred therapy

This focuses on the client as the expert, with the counsellor taking a non-directive approach and providing a safe environment to fully explore all aspects of the self without fear of judgement.

Existential therapy

This is concerned with searching for meaning, recognising where meaning is found, and taking control over the choices in everyday life that contribute to living in a meaningful way. Working across these two types of therapy, I will support and encourage you to work towards an understanding and acceptance of yourself, and a realisation of the power and control you have to make changes and achieve your full potential.

More techniques

Cognitive Behavioural techniques are methods of recognising where thought patterns can lead to destructive behaviour and challenging the beliefs that perpetuate the behaviour. I find that combining Cognitive Behavioural methods with an exploration of the self that comes with the Person-Centred/Existential model, a deeper understanding of issues can be gained whilst maintaining a focus on simply feeling better and more functional.

More about me

In addition to private counselling practice, I have worked as a counsellor in a university counselling department and an NHS GP surgery, working with a range of issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns and anger management.

I have over 15 years experience in a variety of health and social care settings, including managing services specialising in support for people with mental health needs, delivering training and facilitating organisational support groups. I am also currently employed as an Assistant Psychologist with the East London NHS Foundation Trust, working as part of the Memory Assessment Service in the Older People’s Community Mental Health Team.

If you are interested and would like to know more, please book an introductory session or contact me for further details.