Qualifications

I hold a 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) and am in the process of studying for a Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision. I read extensively, particularly in the areas of relational psychotherapy, attachment and trauma. I also have a particular interest in mindfulness practice, and have received training at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor University in teaching mindfulness, and using it in one-to-one work.


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 supervisor of counsellors at a community-based bereavement agency, and am involved in teaching mindfulness meditation classes and courses in the community. Over the years I have also worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist and client assessor 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.