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 about my background and my training, to see if it feels like we could work together.
I am fully accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and hold a Masters Degree (MA) in Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy awarded by Middlesex University in collaboration with the Karuna Institute.
Until 2021, I worked for three years at a community Psychotherapy & Counselling Centre in Hackney, East London.
Prior to the MA, I completed a year long Foundation certificate with the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, in Paddington, London.
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.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I was a teacher, trainer and supervisor of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. As part of this, I spent a number of years working for a charity called the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
Before that I worked for several years as a secondary school teacher in East London.
I enjoy adventuring in nature, reading fiction, dance, 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.