I became interested in training as a psychotherapist almost 15 years ago when I volunteered as a Youth Mentor for Camden Council in 2000. I worked one-to-one with Kentish Town teenagers who were at risk of being sent to a Youth Offender Institution. I was truly moved by how a young person’s life could be turned around with down-to-earth support, education and care.
Fast forward ten years and I am now a qualified humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have completed a 6 year training in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy, and continue my supervision and professional development there.
I have also completed a 12 month specialist training programme with Beyond Chocolate which provides women with practical steps and support to create a happier and more satisfying relationship with food, eating and body esteem.
I’ve spent over two decades working as a health writer and editor and continue to contribute to Woman’s Own regularly as their Emotional Advice columnist.
I am a Member of the BACP and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where practitioners undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force