ABOUT ME

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, providing a safe, supportive and professional environment for people to explore their difficulties and ultimately make positive changes in their lives.

I am an integrative practitioner, drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches, which enables me to effectively meet the individual needs of the clients I work with. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues, and have a specialist interest in eating disorders and all forms of addiction, including substance abuse as well as process addictions such as gambling, pornography, sex, work, gaming etc.

Qualifications, Training and Continuous Professional Development

  • Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction, Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University, 2014)

  • Master Practitioner training course in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2017)

  • Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) core workshop (Priory Group, 2018) 

  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (Kings College London, 2019)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills for workshop (Blueskies/UKAT, 2016)

  • How to do counselling online: A conornavirus primer (Open University and BACP, 2020)

  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance (Monash University via FutureLearn, 2016)

  • Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia (Kings College London via FutureLearn, 2016)

  • MA (Oxon) Chemistry (University of Oxford, 1995)


I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and adhere to their ethical frameworks.

Experience

Alongside my private practice, I am the Eating Disorder Lead at a private addiction and eating disorder treatment centre in Surrey, where I help to deliver a comprehensive treatment programme, working with individuals, groups and family members. I have previous experience in both private and community based settings, working with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other issues, as well as with family members, who also often need support.

As well as my work in this field, I am also able to draw on my considerable experience working as a commercial professional, during which time I held a variety of senior management roles, working with and leading teams of people to achieve change and growth targets in industry.

 

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