Originally from an arts background, for many years I worked as a classical singer before making my decision to train as a therapist.
My training began with an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory, continuing with a BA (Hons) degree in Integrative Relational Counselling. Whilst training, in 2008 I initiated a now thriving counselling practice in a busy NHS medical centre, where I began my counselling practice working with clients presenting with a very wide range of issues.
I now work with individuals and couples, and I have obtained a certificate in couples work from COSRT, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, to support my work with the latter. I have extensive experience of supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, including in a boarding school setting. I support clients experiencing problematic behaviour, including relationship addiction and other addictions which might have led to working a Twelve-Step Recovery Programme. I have had further training in working with clients who are experiencing insomnia.
Utilising my background as a classical singer and voice teacher, I regularly work with performers and others in a wide range of Creative Arts. I am a BAPAM registered therapist and have worked as a guest lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, presenting workshops on emotional wellbeing for performers.
I work with clients who are experiencing work related anxiety, especially those who regularly give presentations where there is an expectation to perform with confidence.
In my work with young adults, I feel able to engage with your reality on a wide range of issues and to offer you a space in which to safely explore any difficulties that you are experiencing.
I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, having completed a rigorous post-qualification process. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I continue to support all of my work and to increase my knowledge and understanding with ongoing training.