I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist accredited with the UKCP. I have an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, both from Regents College, London.
I have a two year certificate training in using Transformative Arts for Therapy from Tobias School of Art and have a diploma in Source Experiential Counselling and Breathwork, using body and breathwork methods. I also have training in coaching. I frequently add to my knowledge by attending workshops on specialist topics.
I have a particular interest and have worked in depth with creative methods in therapy, using arts and creative movement - I trained with Anna Halprin and the Tamalpa method and I have a diploma as a Vital Development Facilitator Vital Development.
I trained with Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes on her Singing Over The Bones Intensive course (in person) on using the stories from her book Women Who Run With The Wolves, to support women in groupwork.
I have researched the use of archetypal myths/stories with art as part of the therapy process for my MA.
I am accredited with the UKCP and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP. I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.
My first degree was a Bsc(Hons)in Management Studies and my previous career was in the healthcare sector therapy and management, as Manager of a Community Care Agency, as Therapy and Groups Coordinator and as Registered Manager of a Rehabilitation Clinic for people with acquired brain injuries, which I expanded and ran. I understand the complexities of managing a business and of workplace issues. I have a Certificate in Supervisory Development. I gained extensive experience working with clients, their families and training staff on the psychological effects of brain injuries and have specialist training in providing psychotherapy for people with neurological impairments.
As a Psychotherapist I have worked in various settings; at a University Counselling service, at Age Concern counselling older clients in their own homes, and with people in hospital and the general public in both organisations and private practice. I currently work in The Nightingale Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Marylebone, London, as a sessional therapist. I established a Vital Movement group within the hospital and researched its benefits for the patients.
Continuing Professional Development
I believe providing psychotherapy requires ongoing learning and I am committed to my furthering self development and to acquiring further knowledge and skills for my work as a therapist. I have regular individual and peer support and supervision and attend workshops, trainings and conferences.
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