I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited) and have completed an NCFE accredited Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have also attended various workshops e.g. Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Focusing, Anxiety Traps and CBT for Depression.
I have five and a half years’ experience of working at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney. I also have 3 years’ experience working in private practice, including with employee assistance programme (EAP) clients. I have worked with a variety of mental health difficulties including depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks and anxiety disorders.
Some of my clients have not experienced any serious mental health disturbances but required support with facing various life challenges e.g. difficulties with personal relationships, dealing with abusive relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger, stress and a lack of direction and purpose in life.
My counselling model is integrative. I have brought knowledge form different traditions together to develop my own personal style. I draw on insights and concepts of various approaches, particularly the person-centred, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy.