HOW I WORK
Being an integrative therapist means that I am able to adapt my way of working depending on your needs, personality and timeframe.
That said, I always work in a person-centred way. This ensures that you have space and time to bring whatever you need.
Sometimes it is important to talk about your past to understand where patterns of behaviour began and sometimes it will be helpful to use creative methods in order to help you to talk about what is going on. I also bring the Compassion Focused approach, which understands that we all have tricky brains and uses imagery exercises as a way of sitting with uncomfortable emotions and feelings.
I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and for a number of different charities and organisations.
I have been working in private practice for a few years, which means that I have been seeing clients with any kind of presenting issue.
I have worked in universities and higher education for over 10 years now and have a strong understanding of the pressures both staff and students are facing. I love working with university students, including mature students and have valued the opportunity of accompanying them through an important time of transition.
I have a lot of experience of working with bereavement and loss having worked for Cruse Bereavement Care and the Carers' Centre in Lewisham.
QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from UEL and have continued to develop my practice and experience through further courses including:
bereavement counselling with Cruse Bereavement Care
NCFED Certificate in Obesity Skills (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
further training with the Compassionate Mind Foundation, including on Group Therapy.
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework.