One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. Therefore it is natural that you may want to know a little about my background and my training, to see if it feels like we could work together.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a Psychotherapist in training and clinical practice. I am in the latter stages of a 4 year Master's Degree (MA) in Core Process Psychotherapy at The Karuna Institute in Devon.
Prior to the MA, I completed a year long Foundation certificate with the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, in Paddington, London.
I am also an experienced Mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor, and am registered on the listing of the UK Network for Mindfulness based Teacher Training Organisations.
Psychotherapy training is necessarily in depth and lasts for a number of years. As a part of this, I have engaged thoroughly with my own developmental journey through therapy. This enables me to empathise effectively with clients, and draw on my experience to support them.
I was born in North London and have lived here most of my life, except for university and a couple of stretches abroad.
I've worked in the past as a secondary school teacher for several years in East London. I also spent a number of years working for a charity called the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
When not working I enjoy adventuring in nature, reading fiction, playing football and following my local team, Arsenal. I have also had a meditation practice since since 2009.
I work in accordance with the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct. All of my work is conducted under weekly supervison by an experienced, accredited UKCP supervisor.