I did my initial training in integrative psychotherapy at RELATE. I have a Post Graduate Diploma and have subsequently done further training in therapeutic approaches such as EFT and IMAGO. I draw on use Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic and Systemic approaches in my work.
I am a humanistic counsellor, primarily working with Gestalt therapy.
I work with clients from a range of communities. I have worked with two LGBTQIA+ organisations: Switchboard and the East London Out Project (ELOP) with clients who, like me, identify as queer or from the LGBTQI+ communities. This enhances my ability to work with experiences such as shame, discrimination, and othering, and to support clients who are from oppressed or minority groups or are otherwise living ‘against the grain’. I have additional training in working alongside Trans, gender diverse and questioning people from Gendered Intelligence.
I have particular experience relevant to working with professionals. Prior to training as a counsellor I practiced as a barrister specialising in family law. I am also Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Westminster. This has allowed me to explore issues relating to lawyer wellbeing through my practice, teaching and research. I bring an awareness of the cultures of legal practice and the issues that lawyers might be facing (although I hold this awareness lightly to allow your experience to take the focus).
I specialise in solution focused therapy and counselling either using the principles of the Human Givens approach or EMDR.
I am London based and have rooms in Central London or in The City. I am available for face to face work and can usually see you within a week of our initial phone call.