Professional Qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
I have studied for three years to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychological Science. I then completed a Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology that enabled me to apply for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounsPsych) which I completed successfully. I have completed additional training in Family intervention for Psychosis, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Compassion Focused Therapy.
I have received addition training on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling for bereavement and loss and attended various workshops on how to work with people’s narrative.
I am registered as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and I comply with their code of ethics (License 261550).
I am regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council and I comply with their regulations and code of ethics (License PYL29100).
I have been working in the NHS and independent organisations since 2009. I have offered individual and group therapy both short-term and long-term to children, adolescents, and working adults experiencing various psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, bereavement, psychosis.
Over the years and various training, I learnt to work in an integrative and very relational way and my approach is individually tailored to help you make sense of your experiences, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. The areas I provide therapy are:
- Emotional difficulties, behavioural problems & anger difficulties
- Depression, anxiety and work stress
- Emotional, physical, sexual abuse & neglect
- Relationship problems
- Bereavement & loss
- Low sense of self-worth and self-esteem
- High levels of shame and self-criticism.
One of my main interests is the relationship between the body and mind and the how our emotional and psychological states influence the onset and passage of illness, as well as our ability to heal. Hence in the sessions we will also focus, if appropriate to any illness or pains you might experience in attempt and understand your needs.