I completed a Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2009 where I was awarded Distinction.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have completed the first level of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
I have a Graduate Certificate in Group Analysis, also Distinction.
Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2009, I have worked in Primary and Secondary schools throughout West Sussex to work as a School Counsellor. I deliver trainings on therapeutic support of children and young people, and supervise other Counsellors who work with both children and adults.
I work with adults through an Employee Assistance Programme in which I am an Affliliate Counsellor, and in my private practice.
I offer Psychodynamic counselling, which means that I pay attention to the possible conflicts of the unconscious world and how they might be causing problems with relationships, emotions and behaviour.
I am DBS checked, fully insured, registered with the Information Commissioners Office and adhere to General Data Protection Regulations.
Areas of interest
A growing area of interest for me is the neuroscience of attachment, how our early experiences of love and care form our thinking and feeling patterns throughout our life. I have found this study area very useful, and have deepened my knowledge on the effect of trauma on capacity to build relationships and learn.
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