I have had 20 years’ experience working in private practice, universities and women’s centres. I have worked for over 15 years as a psychotherapist in an organisation that helps refugees and survivors of torture.
I speak fluent French and have worked with people from many backgrounds and nationalities.
I completed my MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at Regent’s College (now Regent’s University) in 2000. This course gave me a good grounding in making sense of human struggles. Everyone’s need is unique, and there is no one way of understanding what any of us is going through; nor is one form of therapy suited to all.
I have continued to study and read about different approaches to therapy.
I have also been practicing a form of therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which has proved extremely effective in resolving damage connected to past trauma. It also helps with other distressing symptoms, such as panic attacks and phobias.
Confidentiality and ethics
I respect your privacy and treat all communications as confidential.
I am an accredited member of UKCP (The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy), and am registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I abide by their respective codes of conduct.
All records are kept secure and subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.
I am an accredited EMDR Practitioner.
I work for a number of Employee Assistance Programmes, providing a limited number of sessions for company employees.
My work is fully insured.
I am registered with BUPA.
2012 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training
2011 Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy training
2008-2009 Three-part EMDR Training
1995-1999 MA in Integrative Psychotherapy
1994 Post-Qualifying Course in Time-limited Therapy & Counselling
1992-1994 Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
1993 Introduction to Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
1991-1992 Certificate in the Fundamentals of Counselling