On reflection, my journey to becoming a psychotherapist and counsellor started when I studied for my first degree in psychology. I followed this by spending several years teaching, working particularly with those children and young people who struggled to fit into the system. Wanting to understand people better, including myself, I then trained to become a counsellor.
As I place great importance on my continuing professional development, I committed to spending 5 years studying for a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London. This intensive studying supported me in developing my own approach as an integrative therapist, drawing on a wide range of theories, understanding that each individual is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach.
For the past 6 years I have worked with clients solely in my own private practice. Prior to this I worked in the NHS offering short term counselling to clients who presented with many and varied issues. For over 8 years I also offered long term psychotherapy in a specialist agency working with clients who had experienced sexual trauma.
My qualifications include
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
I am a registered/accredited psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
In addition I belong to the following professional organisations:
The Metanoia Institute
The United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration
The Solent Group for Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy