Professional Qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy
I have been training as an Integrative Therapist that encompassed a number of therapeutic modalities including: Psychodynamic, Existential, Humanistic as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am also a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and gained experience in working with both psychosexual presentations and couples counselling. In addition, I have been trained on a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem / confidence. I have also experience in long and short term therapy as well as working with groups and couples. I believe that my experiences as counsellor and therapist in various clinical settings, help me to have a clearer understanding of the complexity of this vocational work. The former offered me an insight into the diversity and intercultural issues I have dealt with in my life, contributed to shape my consciousness and develop a stronger sensitiveness.
I embrace a supportive, person-centred, non-judgemental and empathic approach to therapy and I believe in empowering clients through providing strategies that help to raise self-awareness and which alleviate psychological distress. I work in a collaborative way to ensure the full participation of the client in the therapeutic process.
The focus and the pace of the therapeutic process are dictated by the clients’ needs and abilities. I have a broad range of experience, which encompasses past or recent traumas, losses, anxieties and depressive moods and self-esteem. Additionally, I have a specialisation and interest in sexual issues and relationship, the latter can be with others or a relationship that one has with oneself.