About me

 

Psychotherapist Counsellor London NW3

About me

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.

 

 

Further information

 

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.

 

 

Training:

 

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