I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor with Advanced Diploma practitioner training in Humanistic Integrative Therapy. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In practice, I have worked with clients who have experienced: childhood traumas; addiction; anger management; mental health; anxiety and stress; bereavement; separation and loss; survivors guilt; self-esteem and identity issues; depression; sexuality; teenage pregnancy and parenting; diversity; cultural and migration related issues; disability; relationship difficulties; and self-injury.

My clinical placements were at the Cassandra Centre, a therapeutic space based in Croydon supporting adults and young people; and The Deborah Ubee Trust, in Greenwich. At the Deborah Ubee Trust my work involved supporting children. There I drew upon play therapy techniques to enable exploration of the child's world to support their emotional distress and trauma.

I have over 13 years experience as a practitioner and trainer; including working for the Ministry Of Justice where I delivered therapeutic groups for both men and women who have entered the Criminal Justice System. Most have been survivors of trauma.

I am an experienced Safeguarding trainer for practitioners working with children, young people and adults with care and support needs.


I have a current enhanced DBS. 

 
 

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