My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
Registered Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
General Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (CORST)
- MSc Forensic Psychiatry.
- Post Graduate Forensic Mental Health
- Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (integrative)
- Post Graduate Diploma Psychosexual Therapy.
- BSc Hons Social Sciences
- Diploma in integrative Counselling
My professional experience:
I have been practicing as a therapist for 18 years, and have been with Nightingale Hospital London for 10 years. I also have a private practice.
My comprehensive experience and array of expertise and skills enables me to practice using integrated therapeutic models that combines: Cognitive, Behavioural, Humanistic and Psychodynamic modalities. I have also worked in challenging environments both as a manager leading a multidisciplinary team, providing an innovative service to clients with co-existing diagnosed psychological and behavioural symptoms and who also have addictions. In addition, I have worked within prison, forensic units and one of the three high-security hospitals within England.
I am also a Clinical Supervisor with over 10 years experience providing clinical supervision to psychotherapist, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Junior Registrars, and team mangers within addiction and forensic settings.
My statement personal:
My core belief is treating the clients with respect and embracing their diversity. This in essence means that how I engage with a client is through understanding their needs and life issues and then adapting my treatment model, whether its cognitive, psychodynamic or behavioural to best suit the client’s needs. I also feel that understanding the core belief of a person is crucial in understanding how the client can resolve their issues with my support.
In addition, understanding how by creating safety, boundaries and confidentiality I can create core conditions whereby the client can minimise their shame in the room, which allows then to emote in a place where they feel less judged by me and mainly the judgements they have of themselves. I work with people with severe psychological conditions and those whom need tools to cope with a problematic behaviour or condition relating to everyday life. I celebrate difference and have a personal understanding of it.