I qualified as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in 1996 with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation’s Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and have run my own counselling practice for the past 20 years. I am a member of UKCP, the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and the Independent Psychology Service in North London (IPS).
As a counsellor I am always interested in gaining additional skills to help relieve mental pain as quickly as possible. For that reason I am also trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) a simple and effective energy therapy which is extremely helpful in reducing the acute anxiety that often brings clients to therapy. This approach can rapidly help clients to feel calmer and to be able to use the counselling space more fully. As a Mindfulness practitioner I sometimes incorporate mindfulness in my work when appropriate, especially for clients who are suffering from stress and overwhelm. Mindfulness is proving to be a valuable tool for therapists of all modalities.
My professional values
I believe strongly in the importance of professional boundaries and competence and subscribe to the BACP’s Code of Ethics in my work. I also receive regular supervision from a former NHS Consultant Psychiatrist and Jungian Analyst and am committed to my ongoing professional development, regularly attending trainings, lectures and workshops.