I bring over 17 years experience of providing high quality therapy services in hospital psychotherapy clinics, primary care settings and IAPT services. I first began working as a therapist in 1996 for the Royal London Hospital, before gaining advanced skills in psychotherapy, whilst training and seeing patients in the adult department of the Tavistock Clinic.
For seven years, I held psychotherapy positions within the Maudsley Hospital, successfully helping people manage chronic health problems, and complex psychological and clinical difficulties including transient psychosis and borderline personality difficulties. Whilst based at the Maudsley CASCAID unit, and Maudsley psychotherapy service, I also successfully ran psychotherapy clinics for anxiety and depression.
From 2004 I have also held part-time lecturing positions in adult and university education, teaching psychology and personal development at colleges and universities including Morley College, the University of East London and London University colleges. I have also designed and facilitated personal development and interpersonal skills workshops for a number of blue-chip companies.
Psychological & Clinical difficulties
I have gained specialist expertise in successfully helping people manage complex anxiety and depression, resulting from chronic illness, traumas and distressing life disturbances.
Emotional & psychological resilience
Through a tailored approach to therapy, I have been successful in helping people find new ways to enhance their coping strategies, in order to improve their psychological resilience, and raise their emotional wellbeing.
Nurturing leaders in psychological-capital
I have also developed expertise in successfully coaching aspiring leaders in interpersonal skills, and helping them nurture the psychological capital needed for leadership positions in global networked organisations.
Fast-tracking personal development
Through teaching on university personal development courses, and designing interpersonal skills workshops for a range of industry sectors, I have developed expertise in helping people accelerate the development of personal effectiveness, and interpersonal skills for promotion at work.
Accrediting emotional learning
I also have specialist expertise in helping people translate their emotional, psychological and work based learning experiences, into university qualifications through the construction of self-directed learning portfolios for accreditation of prior learning (APL) applications.
Professional Qualifications & Education
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Psychology
- MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Clinic)
- MSc in Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (London)
- Certificate in Person-centred Counselling (City University)
- Certificate in Grief counselling (Royal London Hospital)
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology (London)
Coaching & Teaching
- PGCert in University Teaching (Birkbeck College, London)
- MSc in the Psychology of Education (University College London, UCL)
- Certificate level courses in coaching skills (London)
During my clinical training on the British psychological society's (BPS) independent route to chartership as a Counselling Psychologist, I have also gained clinical skills in assessment, diagnostic categories, formulation, psychological therapy and psychometrics.
(Counselling psychology' is an applied specialism within clinical psychology, concerned with the art and science of therapy.)
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP (Accred)). I am a member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS). I have Fellowship level membership of the Society for education and training (FSET). I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsP), and belong to the societies divisions of work and counselling psychology.
I continue to work part-time on a free-lance basis providing therapeutic services to the NHS. I also teach on a number of university psychotherapy and personal development courses in London. I keep my private practice small, so that I can offer you the best psychotherapeutic care.