I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology with Counselling Skills at Middlesex University with a particular interest in our earliest relational dynamics and how those can affect subsequent adult relationships.
I then decided to undertake a BACP accredited Master’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton which deepened my understanding of how our relationships with others but mainly with self are the main predictor of our wellbeing and overall happiness.
I have an extensive experience of working with a wide and diverse set of emotional issues across a range of mental health settings, including volunteering with Samaritans, supporting clients with loss and complicated grief within Bereavement services and working as an NHS counsellor within Lambeth IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
My gentle and compassionate approach has been particularly benefiting clients struggling with issues around low self-esteem, self-blame and internalised critical messages, which often lead to anxiety, depression and loneliness.
Having previously lived and worked in various places including Europe, America and the Middle East, I also have a good understanding of the challenges that expatriates and cultural minorities face within multicultural environments.
I am a registered BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) member and abide by their ethical framework to ensure that I work in the best interest of my clients:
To ensure I meet continuing professional BACP requirements I receive monthly clinical supervision. I maintain an up to date professional indemnity insurance with a reputable insurer and have a valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check.
Additionally, I attend regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops to continuously widen my professional knowledge.