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23rd May 2018 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

My Background and Approach

Throughout my working life, I have developed expertise with a wide variety of problems which people bring to counselling and psychotherapy, such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, life crisis, sexual and relationship difficulties and many others.

I have made a special point over the years of enhancing my ability to work across the board, short-term as well as long-term, counselling as well as psychotherapy, therapy for self-development as well as therapy with extreme states and mental-emotional pain (including psychotic fragmentation and breakdowns).

I therefore am able and willing to work across a wide spectrum of therapeutic needs, adapting my approach from client to client, as well as from session to session with the same client.

I have worked with many different people from all walks of life - different backgrounds as well as different cultural and sexual orientations.

I have a deep respect and compassion for people's suffering and their pain as well as their strength, resilience and creativity. In my approach, I generally emphasise the human rather than the treatment aspects. I aim to provide a therapeutic service which is sophisticated yet straightforward and accessible.


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Certificate in Couple Counselling ( Re-Vision 2017 )

Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision ( Cascade 2012/2013 )

Certificate in Supervision ( ReVision 2008)
Integrative transpersonal training in supervisory skills and practice

Diploma in Integrative Body Psychotherapy - Chiron Centre (1998 - 2003)

Post-Graduate training in Assessment Interviews, sexuality and working with physical symptoms and breathing

UKCP Accreditation since 2003; Member of BACP and ETSD

Certificate in Working with PTSD(2001)

Certificate in Integrative Body Psychotherapy(1995 - 1998)
In-depth comprehensive training in the psychodynamic; object relational and humanistic approaches (including gestalt; psychosynthesis; transactional analysis and person-centred); as well as body psychotherapy and biodynamic psychology

Diploma in Counselling; Serpent Institute (1990 - 1992)
A unique training with John Rowan and Jocelyn Chaplin in the humanistic transpersonal and feminist approaches

Diploma in Aromatherapy Bodywork; Institute for Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (1990 - 1992)

Diploma in Healing; College of Healing (1989 - 1991)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Psychotherapy Practice (1998 - present)
Full time private practice from clinics in Watford and London
Working with a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, cultures and ages

Individual, couple and group therapy

Referrals from counselling and psychotherapy training organisations, including clients from within the mental health system

Both short and long-term work, including referrals from Employee Assisted Programmes (EAPs)

Private Counselling Practice (1990 - 1998)

Complementary Therapies Practitioner (1990 - 1998)
Aromatherapy; Acupressure; Massage and body work and Healing work

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor - Hillingdon Drug Education Team (1993 - 2000)