I have practiced as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for over 5 years having obtained my Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Richmond Adult Community College.
I have experience working with a very wide range of presenting issues for clients on NHS referrals through to private clients with very specific trauma rooted in the past and the present.
Following a period of 4 years seeing clients at two separate, well-established counselling and psychotherapy agencies working with individuals of a wide variety of differing culture, age, class and circumstances I now work solely with clients within private practice.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, am recognised by various healthcare providers and hold full professional insurance.
I have worked for over 25 years in Entertainment, PR and Communications. Most consistently in the music business and also TV and film, within multi-national corporations, major and independent record labels and consultancies. This working life has also given me a close perspective on the tension and demands that can accompany creative and artistic output, and how those who work under the constraints of consistent pressure and expectation can be impacted. I have much experience of the fast paced and high-pressure environment common to the media world and therefore I see clients in the Creative Arts within my private practice, offering a heightened understanding of this world and have consequently been asked to work in association with the Musicians Union and the Help Musicians UK charity amongst various industry bodies.
Whilst my background may suggest a more natural understanding of the creative and corporate individual, I have deliberately trained in an experiential, integrative model and within placements that have provided clients from hugely diverse backgrounds of culture, class and ethnicity. I believe these equally differing experiences inform my offering as a counsellor and psychotherapist.