BA Hons Degree: English Language and Literature (Oxford University)
Masters Degree: Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Experienced Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Associate (MHFA)
My first career was in journalism. In this part of my life, I lived and worked in London, Europe and the Middle East as a BBC radio correspondent and a newspaper journalist. I decided to train in psychotherapy following some experiences at that time which led me to believe that, in order to make change in our world, our work, our relationships, we need to start with change in ourselves. Since becoming a therapist, I have written regularly professionally on issues related to psychotherapy and counselling.
As well as running a private practice, I have worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings including many years in the NHS, in Higher and Further Education, as well as in the voluntary sector here and abroad. I am registered and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to ongoing learning through Continuing Professional Development activities.
Mental Health Trainer
I have delivered in-depth mental health trainings to groups in organisations over a period of years. This work has supported my individual practice by keeping me up to date with the latest mental health research, guidelines and first aid practice.
My personal experiences as a parent have had a significant impact on my work, particularly on my understanding of child development, infertility issues and the challenges of modern-day parenting and co-parenting relationships.