I completed my training at WPF Therapy which is recognised as one of the leading psychotherapy and counselling training organisations in the UK and has a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. I hold the WPF Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, 2001 validated by University of Roehampton. Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies, University of Roehampton
I also work as an affiliate counsellor for a leading Employee Assistance Provider, EAP, delivering counselling to employees in private and public organisations. I am also a part-time clinical Case manager for an EAP. I have considerable experience in time-limited Telephone and Skype counselling and assessment.
Clinical experience within mental health settings.
I have practised counselling in primary health care in a North London GP Surgery.
I worked as a telephone advisor for SANELINE the helpline for the Mental Health charity SANE..
2002-3 I undertook a psychiatric placement at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
2012I completed The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) Foundation course in Jungian Concepts
Areas of specialism: Anxiety & Depression
My approach is psychodynamic, a model which draws on psychoanalysis. This approach lays emphasis on the unconscious life of the individual and the ways that past formative experiences influence us in the present. We may have feelings, thoughts, fears and wishes of which we are only partly aware but which play a large part in shaping our attitudes, behaviour and relationships.
By gaining awareness of our inner processes, we can become freer to make choices and find better ways of relating to ourselves and others. This can enable us to recognise and change old familiar patterns which are detrimental to our happiness and wellbeing.