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 9 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 Solent Group for Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy