Qualifications and Experience
I am a chartered psychologist, having completed five years of postgraduate training in counselling psychology and integrative psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute and four years of doctoral research. I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) by Middlesex University, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I also hold a Metanoia Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am a registered supervisor with the British Psychological Society. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist having trained with Alexandra Richman (EMDR Training, Parts 1-3). Finally, I have a strong background in the humanities, holding a graduate diploma in psychology, an MA in linguistics and a BA in art history.
I have experience working with adults and young people across a variety of community settings. I was an assessor and senior team member of a local bereavement charity for over 6 years. I also worked at a women’s health service with survivors of trauma, abuse and domestic violence and two community mental health settings offering support to those with complex mental health needs. I worked as a school counsellor in two inner-London secondary schools and as a telephone counsellor for Childline. I was also the clinical services manager and supervisor for a school counselling service for two years. More recently, I have worked in the NHS teaching mindfulness to patients in primary and secondary care and was a student counsellor at the London Contemporary Dance School for six years. I currently run a busy private practice, working online and in-person.
I am originally from Boston (USA) and studied and worked in France and Italy before settling in the UK some years ago. Previous to my psychology training, I worked in the fields of translation and education. I therefore bring a wide and rich life experience to my work.