I have been a therapist since 2007, working in a General Practice Surgery, from a Palliative Care/Hospice setting, in Private Practice and I have clinically managed Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services.
As well as my Private Work, I am currently a Patient and Family Therapist at a leading London Hospice, an Associate Therapist with a renowned Harley Street Addictions Clinic, a BUPA Recognised Professional, an Associate Practitioner for several Employee Assistance Providers (EAP's) and a Support Professional with the Lawyer Supported Mediation Network: www.lawyersupportedmediation.org.uk
As a therapist I appreciate the impact of earlier life experiences on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours as adults. My aim as a therapist is to allow an understanding of these historical events and relationships - to provide insight in to how we relate to others and ourselves in the present.
An underlying focus is to support the individual in becoming what they are capable of becoming. Equally, there is the exploration of the subjective lived experience - what it is like to be you.
With more specific, present-day issues, solution focussed approaches are employed - such as CBT - allowing the client to learn techniques to better manage day-to-day life and become better equipped for future living.
As an Integrative Practitioner I am able to draw on a number of theoretical approaches - matching the intervention to the individual client and presenting problems.
Areas of particular interest/experience include:
Addictions, Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Death & Dying, Depression, Disabilities, General Counselling, Health Related Issues, Identity Problems, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental Health Issues, OCD, Physical Pain, Personal Development, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Related Issues, Sexuality, Stress, Terminal Illness, Trauma, Work Related Issues. (This list is not exhaustive).
I am also a qualified and experienced Clinical Supervisor - currently supervising other therapists privately, those working in palliative care/hopice work and a National Gambling Addictions Association. Previously I have supervised therapists working within a pan-London counselling agency for young refugees and asylum seekers, a Cancer-Specialist Service, a national homelessness charity, a south London agency supporting Carers, a GP Surgery and several National and Pan-London Mental Health and Substance Misuse Charities.