Professional Qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- PG Dip Integrative Counselling
- BA (Hons) Development Studies
- Certificate CBT Skills
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Professional training in Bereavement Counselling
- Professional training in Groupwork
- Accredited Member BACP
I have been working as a Therapist since 2000 in a wide range of settings and a diverse client group. I initially began as a Bereavement therapist and have gone on to work in Universities as a Student Counsellor offering 1-1 and group therapy, in a Carers’ Centre where I worked with both young and older carers, and currently working for a BAMER Women’s refuge with women fleeing domestic violence.
Presenting issues I have worked with include depression, domestic/sexual violence, Forced Marriage, FGM, cultural/religious issues, relationship and work, self harm, suicidal ideation, abuse, neglect, low self esteem/confidence and bereavement.
I have also developed and facilitate a therapeutic group for Black women living in East London who are/have been victims of abuse.
I work from an Integrative perspective based on Person Centred, psychodynamic and CBT approaches. I encourage clients to be active agents in the therapeutic process and to feel empowered in their own recovery/therapeutic process.
I work in a non judgemental way, respecting each individual to establish their own pace in therapy whilst encouraging and supporting them to face their struggles and concerns, making sense of difficulties in a way that relates to the their individual experience of life.