I started my private practice in 2017 after several years working as a counsellor for the NHS and in several small charities. Outside of my work as a counsellor, I am also a CPCAB Level 2 and Level 4 Counselling Skills Tutor and teach Counselling skills at degree level at Middlesex University.
I work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds which has enabled me to gain experience in many areas of psychological distress. These include relationship and social issues, workplace and exam stress, anxiety, depression, isolation, bereavement, chronic illness, low self esteem and body image.
I am proud to support members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe passionately in offering a queer-friendly and trans inclusive practice.
I offer private 50 minute sessions remotely on weekdays via Skype or Zoom. I currently do not offer Face to Face sessions. I only work with adults 18+
CPCAB Counselling Tutor
I teach Counselling Skills and Theory to adult learners at Kingston-Upon-Thames college who wish to expand their skillset either for personal or professional development, or who are interested in taking the first steps in becoming a qualified Counsellor
Founder of Kingston Counselling Collective
For several years I managed a Counselling Collective alongside a small group of colleagues. We worked closely together to support one another through peer supervision, CPD and a shared workspace in Kingston Upon Thames. I also worked as a practitioner here seeing self-referred private clients before moving to work exclusively online in March 2020
I offered counselling to male survivors of rape and sexual assault who self referred through the website, and co-facilitated group sessions. If you’d like to know more about Survivors UK then please visit their website here.
Kingston Carers Network
I offered counselling to Adult Carers on a voluntary basis and would often encounter themes of isolation, hopelessness and guilt. I would stay alongside the client in their times of despair, and offer both a safe and non judgemental space to help them explore their feelings and move towards an acceptance of their situation.
NHS GP Referred Counsellor
I worked independently at a busy NHS GP’s Surgery with patient referrals that encompassed a wide range of presenting problems, such as low mood, depression and anxiety. I offered a goal-oriented brief therapy model to these patients to provide them with a safe space to offload, with a view to reduce their presenting symptoms.
For many years I also co-ordinated Psychosocial and Mental Heath Support team for a large charity, as well as offering group and 1-1 support to front line workers.
- Achieved BACP Accredited Status (2021)
- BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling (2017)
- NFCE Level 3 Award in counselling Skills and Theory (2014)
- AQA Introduction to Counselling Concepts (2013)