I am trained as an integrative counsellor with a postgraduate qualification in women's studies. I worked for many years with a national mental health charity in the UK as a self help group facilitator, advocate and counsellor. I have experience of working with clients presenting with mental health issues and dual diagnoses. I gained considerable experience in working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction, LGBT issues and many other concerns.
From working in Central London in my previous career as a police officer and also my studies, I have a broad and in depth knowledge of difference and diversity.
I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change and I value each client as an individual, in keeping with my humanistic principles. A short article about the humanistic approach can be read at :
I like to work in a holistic way and incorporate mindfulness into therapy as well as creative work, such as phototherapy. I am also a photographer with a keen interest in creativity and mental health.
BA Honours 2:1
I have a BA (honours) in Counselling Studies. My degree focused on integrative counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice.
My theoretical interests developed in the humanistic approach, and in particular existentialism.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I developed my humanistic theory and practice by completing one year of a post graduate degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy in York before transferring to a 2 year diploma in Leeds.
Post Graduate Degree in Women´s Studies
I completed a 2 year post graduate multidisciplinary degree at the University of York. My main areas of research were related to 'women, bipolar and creativity', and 'contemporary girl culture'.