I qualified from my post-graduate training with a Master of the Arts (MA) in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. I was attracted to Existential Psychotherapy due to a love of existential literature detailing the human condition, the non-judgemental attitude, its philosophical underpinning, and the move away from set theories to a focus on the individual, and the individual qualities they present.
I am interested in the idea of resilience, and that human beings have the innate capacity not only to overcome great adversity but to flourish and to find greater meaning as a result of their struggles.
After my training I worked with refugees at the Helen Bamber Foundation. It was a great privilege to bear witness to stories of such hardship, loss, struggle, trauma and tremendous courage, told with such dignity, warmth and humility. I worked with individuals, facilitated groups, carried out research and worked within a multi-disciplinary team of very talented clinicians, lawyers, mind and body therapist, artists and musicians.
As well as private practice I also work as a student counsellor at University of the Arts London. It is a joy to be able to combine my love of art and creativity with psychotherapy and counselling. Creativity informs my work, and I very much see the therapeutic relationship as a creative process in itself.
In my private practice I see a diverse range of clients, from the arts and creative industries, to the legal and medical professions, academia and business. Many clients present with a feeling of being stuck, of not knowing what direction in which to take their careers. Others struggle with relationships, or are coming to terms with overcoming loss. Many suffer with symptoms of anxiety, low-mood, or low self-esteem.
I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP), and abide by their code of ethics.
"True life is lived when tiny changes occur" - Leo Tolstoy