My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
I trained at WPF and qualified as a psychodynamic psychotherapist from WPF and Roehampton University. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FCP) as well as with BACP. These professional bodies require all practitioners to follow strict codes of conduct and to engage in continuing professional development.
My professional experience:
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist and counsellor both in private practice and in the NHS, having trained at WPF. Although excellent qualifications are important, I believe that my broad life experience has enhanced my capacity to help others. I have worked in Senior Management in the Internet Industry for many years and held Board posts in various organisations and charities, including whilst training. I am experienced in both short-term and long-term therapy and work both in English and French.
My personal statement:
I have worked both in an NHS environment and in private practice both long and short term with young adults and adults. I provide a safe and confidential environment where you can express freely difficult, sometimes painful emotions or thoughts without being judged. Those emotions might at first not be evident even to you, leaving you feeling confused. Together, we will surface and explore the difficulties you are experiencing so that we can make sense of them and gain fresh insight to help you move forward more positively with your life. It is truly collaborative work.