Qualifications and experience
I trained at the Minster Centre, London, and hold an MA and Higher Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, accredited by UKCP. I also have a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling, from the Minster Centre.
I have completed the Converging Streams Foundation Course in Energy Psychotherapy, and for the last 3 years have worked pro bono for MEET in Oxford, a charity that offers low cost trauma focussed energy psychotherapy. I am a member of ACEP, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology - the largest international organisation that promotes research and application of energy psychology approaches. I also have a Certificate in Couples Counselling from Re-Vision, London.
I have previously worked as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care in Oxford and Cheltenham, and as a young persons counsellor for Cotswold Counselling Service in Cirencester.
I am also an experienced coach for people with work-related issues, and enjoy supporting and mentoring clients to face new challenges and achieve their best.
I am a registered member of the UKCP and BACP and subscribe to their code of ethics. I regularly attend training courses and conferences in order to develop my professional practice.
I have an honours degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for many years in film, television and the corporate sector as a director, and also taught acting and film to drama and film students. This experience has given me an understanding of the world of business, the pressures of the workplace, and the challenges that face many people today in trying to achieve a healthy work-life balance.