Who am I?
I have experience of working with adults of all ages and with young people. I work long term with clients, enabling them to explore all aspects of their lives or short term whereby we might focus on one or two specific issues of concern.
My experience is wide ranging, I believe this enables me to work well with anything and everything my clients care to explore regardless of any differences, be that race, religion, culture, identity or age.
I currently work in private practice in St Albans. Alongside my private practice I see clients referred via their GP for short term counselling under the IAPT (Independent Access to Psychological Therapies) provision. I am also a tutor at The Counselling Foundation where I teach Psychodynamic Counselling.
Previously I provided counselling for HM Prison Service in a secure male prison. More recently I was a schools counsellor for Place2Be in South East London. Place2Be's mission is to enhance the wellbeing and prospects of children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support in schools.
I regularly attend training seminars and talks to ensure my knowledge and practice is continuously updated and enhanced. I have recently embarked on a year long programme working to understand the effects of trauma and how to help people work to overcome its impact.
When seeking a psychotherapist or counsellor it is important you are supported by a therapist who is appropriately qualified and accredited to a professional (governing) body.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP): www.bacp.co.uk. I abide by their code of ethics, I have Enhanced DBS clearance and professional indemnity insurance.
Prior to training as a counsellor/psychotherapist I spent a number of years working and living overseas. I have worked in both the public and private sectors before continuing my career in the third sector where I had the privilege of working with a number of national and international charities. My life experiences have contributed to my understanding of how beautifully diverse we all are and that is to be celebrated. However there are times when we need support to improve our mental health and wellbeing, I seek to provide just that. Please feel free to call of email me.