A Humanisitic approach acknowledges the personal integrity of every individual and a desire for personal growth. It responds to our need to take responsibility for ourselves and our ability to adapt and grow. It respects and appreciates the many transitions and changes that happen in life.
I have experience of therapeutic traditions such as Gestalt Therapy and Formative Psychology and will use my wide training and experiences to enhance and complement my work with you.
qualifications and experience
MBACP (Accred) member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk I am bound by its ethical framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our work together is confidential.
I have over 20 years experience in the field of psychotherapy and personal development with training in Counselling and a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy (2003) from Spectrum, a Centre for Humanistic Psychology in London and UKCP accredited training institution.
I worked for 3 years as a personal development coach with young people in a Hackney Secondary School for The Hanover Foundations. I have experience of working with teenagers and the family and friends of drug users (ADFAM). As a parent with two children I am aware of the many issues involved in parenting and the effect and impact being a parent can have on our lives.
I hold a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex (1990) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education from the Institute of Education (1995) and worked as a teacher in London for many years before training as a psychotherapist. I am a Reiki Master working holistically with all aspects of a person: the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Originally from San Francisco, California I have lived in the UK for the past 36 years.