Professional Intent

 

As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a range of styles and theories, and fully embrace diversity with openness to people from all cultures, backgrounds, orientations and preferences. At the heart of my approach is our relationship (client and counsellor) and I pay attention to what is happening in the moment: the significance of how we relate to each other; the rhythm and tone we create. Staying present to what the moment brings can help to enhance our awareness and lead to self-acceptance.

Therapeutic Commitment:

  • to build a therapeutic relationship with you based on honesty, trust and mutual respect.
  • to help you to gain insight, clarity and acceptance to the issues you bring and to hold the space for you to process feelings and challenges that may arise.
  • to support you to develop your inner resources to better face uncertainty, conflict and situations that trigger you.
  • to honour your unique individuality with full respect and care.

 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Integrative Counselling @ London Metropolitan University, London
  • Diploma in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling Theory @ Goldsmiths University
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies @ Westminster University, London
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - I adhere to their code of ethics
  • Medical Qi Gong Instructor Training (completed over 500 of direct instruction including Level 2 instructor training and Level 3 Qi Massage). This training is ongoing.
  • Advanced Diploma (Level 3) Thai Acupressure
  • Diploma Indian Head Massage
  • Level 2 Reiki

To keep my skills up to date and remain open to new ideas and ways of thinking, I attend regular training, workshops, seminars and conferences. My particular areas of interest include: the body/mind relationship, addictive tendencies, dependence, mindfulness, sexual diversity, symbols & imagery.

Since 2015, as well as working therapeutically, I have also been undergoing Medical Qi Gong instructor training. If you wish, we can include guided meditation or simple postures with movement, breath, and alignment to explore how tension and unprocessed emotions may manifest in the body.