I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) in Paddington, London.
My approach integrates learning and skills from 5 years of psychotherapy training with 700 hours+ experience and more than eight years practicing as a yoga teacher. Alongside this I have a background in the arts which means I am able to work from a holistic and creative perspective.
Please scroll down for a selection of work experience, qualifications, workshops and seminars I have undertaken that I feel are relevant to my practice.
Some environments I have worked in:
FreshStart Psychotherapy, A community Interest Company offering low cost, long-term psychotherapy. Paddington.
Women and Health, Women’s community-based health centre offering NHS funded, short-term Counselling and Psychotherapy. Camden.
The Caravan, Drop in counselling and psychotherapy service. Piccadilly.
Neuropsychiatry Outpatient Ward, Kent and Medway NHS. Sevenoaks.
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP & BACP)
RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Fine Art BA (Hons)
Conferences and Seminars:
Lasting Love with Esther Perel – The School of Life
Shame Matters Conference – The Bowlby Centre
Yoga for the Mind Conference – The Minded Institute
Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice (short course) with Orit Badouk-Epstein at The Bowlby Centre
Nonviolent Communication, ‘Connecting in Conflict’ with Yoram Mosenzon
Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills from WPF
Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with Uma and Nirlipta Dinsmor-Tuli
Well Women Therapy with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Wild Power: Embrace your menstrual cycle, reclaim the feminine path to power with Alexandra Pope, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
Yoga for ME and Chronic Fatigue with Fiona Agombar
From an early age I have expressed myself through the body, music and art and feel this mode of expression is helpful in accessing seemingly inaccessible thoughts and feelings where words might be insufficient. I am interested in the symbolism and phenomenology of our individual lives and the culture we live in and how in exploring our ‘symptoms as symbols’ we have a tool to discover what our unconscious is trying to communicate.
I have experience hosting and facilitating day, weekend and weeklong yoga workshops and retreats as well as regular weekly yoga classes. I taught Yoga to male residents of a psychiatric recovery unit and to resident women on an acute psychiatric unit both within the NHS Mental Health Trust and to adults living with HIV and AIDS with the charity Body and Soul.
An interest in Spanish and Latin culture. Although not completely fluent, I do speak Spanish. I would not want to conduct therapy in Spanish but I do have a good hold on the language.