I was awarded an MA with Merit in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University, and I am an Accredited Mediator through the Regent's University School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology course in Alternative Dispute Resolution. I have additional training in bereavement counselling. Alongside private practice I have worked as a counsellor in a bereavement service and with young people in a state comprehensive school.
I have a BA in International Relations from Brown University in the United States; prior to my qualification as a therapist I was a Television News Producer and freelance book editor. I am a mother.
My foundation is philosophical: I have thought hard and academically about life, happiness, success, behaviour and meaning and I will bring that understanding to the work I do with you. My approach is holistic: I will look at the way you feel physically as well as emotionally. In addition to the problems you are facing I will talk with you about sleep, exercise, food, drink and medication. I work through the mind, but I may discuss with you the option of seeing specialists in other disciplines, including yoga, osteopathy, nutrition, physiotherapy, meditation, and, more rarely, medicine.
I am a member of the BACP, I have been awarded their Certificate of Proficiency and I abide by the BACP code of ethical practice.