I have a postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I subscribe to their ethical code of practice.
In addition to my private practice, I have gained extensive experience working as a counsellor for an addictions charity. I have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the emotional trauma around addiction - both from the client's point of view and also the families and friends who struggle to support the individual. I have considerable understanding of 12 Step recovery programmes.
I also hold a postgraduate teaching degree and, prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for many years as a teacher and mentor in London secondary schools. This has given me a deep understanding and interest in the difficulties and challenges faced by adolescents today in this ever-changing world, especially now when our children are unable to attend school, sit exams, live the university life that we wanted for them and are missing the social contact so important in their developing years.