I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with many different issues including personality disorder, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adoption and autism. I have a specific interest is in working with adoption issues and I did my masters research dissertation on adoption and loss.
I am an accredited member of UKCP and UPCA and a registered member of BACP (MBACP). I have full professional indemnity insurance and am regularly supervised. I follow my accrediting body the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapist (UKCP) Code of Ethics.
I studied for four years at the University of Oxford gaining a Masters level in Psychodynamic Practice.
Metalization Based Treatment (MBT) - Anna Freud Centre in London.
MBT is an acknowledged way of working with personality disorder, as well as an effective treatment for depression and anxiety.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) - Anna Freud Centre in London
Psychodynamic therapy over 16 sessions. Treatment for moderate depression and anxiety. Research shows it is significantly more effective than CBT one-year post-treatment.
Couple and Relationship Therapy Training - Tavistock Institute (Relationships) in London.
EMDR - Trauma Treatment - (Fully Trained). EMDR is a highly researched therapy for the treatment of trauma, both small and large and for ongoing PTSD. EMDR for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders and Trauma.
OFSTED registered Adoption therapists through Barnardo's Link.
Attachment-Focused Therapy - through Barnardo's Link.
Previous Career History
I worked as a print journalist and televisions producer for 15 years which is where I became interested in understanding people's stories.
University of Oxford
Masters in Psychodynamic Practice
University of Oxford
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice
Univeristy of Oxford
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Further Professional Training
Metalization Based Treatment (MBT)
Anna Freud Centre, London - NHS treatment geneally used for to help those with Personality Disorder
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
Anna Freud Centre, London - Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy (Nice guideline therapy for NHS IAPT services)
(This is the first line of therapy offered by the NHS along with CBT and Counselling for Depression)
UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy
UPCA - Accredited Member of Universities Psycotherapy and Counselling Association,
Surrey and Borders NHS Psychotherapy & MBT