I have worked in diverse settings for the NHS, charities and in the private sector as a psychotherapist, art therapist and counsellor. Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist I taught English abroad for several years in Poland and Italy before returning to the UK where I worked in the private sector in recruitment, marketing and international development. I am very interested in the arts, particularly visual art, film and music. I also regularly record and perform as a musician. All of this experience informs my work as a psychotherapist.
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (distinction) - Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education/ University of East London
Advanced Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education/ University of East London
Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (distinction) - Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education/ University of East London / London Metropolitan University.
Certificate in Counselling (IATE)
Hakomi training (30 hours - Centre for applied mindfulness)
Certificate in Mentalisation and the Arts Psychotherapies (CNWL/NHS)
BA (Hons) English & Related Studies (Bretton Hall/ University of Leeds)
I enjoy writing about psychotherapy and the arts and and have written several articles on my own blog here, for Psyche Reg, Counselling Directory, and for Private Psychiatry. These are intended both as ‘standalone’ articles and as a means of providing further insight into the way in which I approach my work as a psychotherapist, art therapist and counsellor.