I decided to train as a therapist because of the huge and positive impact my own journey as a client had on me, and because of my time as a volunteer at the Central London Samaritans.
I trained at The Minster Centre in London, which is the leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling training institute in Europe. Integrative therapists are trained in a range of diverse therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic and existential models, body therapy, attachment theory and contemporary relational perspectives.
In plain English, this means my training has given me breadth and flexibility so that I can tailor my approach to each individual client, and help a wide range of different people with all their varied stories.
I'm curious about relationships, from our very earliest experiences to the connections we build (or struggle to form) with family, friends and colleagues; our relationships with society, politics, our environment; and our sense of our own poverty and privilege, whether financial or emotional. I am also interested in the impact of 24/7 connectivity and social media, boarding school, and the experiences of those who grew up as only children.
How does our past impact our present?
Is it possible to feel safe, settled and at peace in the modern world?
How do we find a sense of belonging when there is so little certainty?
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am currently working towards a Master's in Integrative Psychotherapy. As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical standards for conduct.
In addition to my private practice, I've worked as a counsellor in low-cost counselling services in Queen's Park and Waterloo. Prior to my therapy training, I was a journalist in London. I also hold a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies, and an MA in English Literature.