Qualifications

I hold a BACP-accredited Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Mary Ward Centre, and have undertaken further study and training in integrative counselling and contemporary psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. I have an ongoing programme of professional training (CPD).

 I read extensively and have an ongoing programme of professional training (CPD), particularly in the areas of relational psychotherapy and trauma. I also have a particular interest in mindfulness practice, teaching, and incorporation of mindfulness in therapeutic work, with regular ongoing training and workshops at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor.  

My experience

Over the last 30 years my professional life has brought me into contact with a huge variety of people who are experiencing distress and difficulty in their lives. In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor at a community-based bereavement agency. Over the years I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist with a diverse group of clients in many different settings - a longer-term NHS psychotherapy service, a student and a staff counselling service at a university, and in two other funded counselling agencies.  

Life and previous career

I am a mother, and lived in several countries before settling in north London with my family. I have a degree in Jurisprudence (Law) from Oxford University, and before embarking on my counselling training in 2008, I had long career as a barrister, practising in criminal law, mental health and human rights.