I am Counselling Psychologist from the University of Roehampton following completion of the British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited “Counselling Psychology (Psych D)” doctoral degree.
At this time I can be found on the temporary HCPC register, pending full registration (tbc).
In addition, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I began my career in 2010, working as a support worker with young adults in semi-independent living facilities, followed by working in the third sector with Rethink Mental Illness as a mental health recovery worker for a black and minority ethnic (BME) service.
During the course of my training, I have held a placement at North Kent Mind where I have learned to work in Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies as part of my training as an integrative and relational therapist.
I have worked with people looking to explore issues such as Anxiety, Bipolar affective disorder, Depression, Divorce, Grief (current and historical), Historical child sexual abuse, Masculinity, Narcissistic personality, Psychosis, Relationships, Self-harm (current and historical) and Stress.
Under the criteria for the Counselling Psychology doctorate degree, I have worked in NHS primary and secondary care for North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) NHS as an honorary Psychologist both in long term conditions and in a short term (one year) psychodynamic setting for complex trauma.
Subsequently, I’ve spent five years working in NHS acute psychiatric services as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside community psychiatric nurses, doctors, approved mental health professionals, psychologists and psychiatrists.
At this present time, I am working with young adults with long term complex personality issues as part of a joint HMPPS/NHS service.
I am bound by the ethics of both the BACP and BPS, and that information can be found on their respective websites.
I am DBS cleared (advanced) and am also trained in first aid response.