Psychotherapy is a five year training and required me to see a therapist myself, so I know what it feels like to be a client. My academic training was important as a foundation but what I value more is the relationship with clients.
I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London, which is affiliated to Middlesex University. I hold previous qualifications in social work and teaching.
I am a Registered Practitioner/Accredited Therapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and an affiliated member of the Metanoia Institute.
I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and facilitator. I have over twenty years experience in counselling and psychotherapy and spent nineteen years working in a Hospice in the Thames Valley. I receive referrals from a number of sources including general practitioners.
I continue to train each year so that I keep myself up to date, and I currently sit on the Viva Exam Panel at Metanoia as my continuing commitment to new therapists and education.
I adhere to the UKCP Ethics for Counselling and Psychotherapy.