My Therapy Room: The Cabin
My life’s work is in offering the space and opportunity to be alongside people when life gets tough and they need some help and support from someone other than friends and family. When people reach a new place, a new understanding and a way forward that is meaningful to them…whatever that looks like…it can be freeing and a relief and lead to embracing life from a different place.
My first professional training was as a registered general nurse at The Royal London Hospital. I went onto work with people living with live threatening illnesses and worked at London Lighthouse providing pioneering and progressive nursing care to people living with HID and AIDs for 6 years. During this time I retrained as an integrative psychotherapist at The Minster Centre, qualifying in 1996.
My experience has included working as a counsellor at Red Admiral Project and Terrance Higgins Trust and later at Freedom for Torture providing nature based psychotherapy to refugees and people who had been tortured in their country of origin. I also had an independent psychotherapy practice in East London.
On moving to the South Coast in 2000 I worked as the Bereavement Services Co-ordinator and counsellor at St Barnabas House and I was the Family Services Manager with Winston’s Wish South, children’s bereavement service. I have continued to run my self employed business since 1996 and I am currently working at Martlets Hospice in Brighton and Hove in the role Head of Counselling and Bereavement Services.
My independent counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice is based in Shoreham by Sea.
I qualified as a Counselling and Psychotherapy Clinical Supervisor for individuals and groups with Cascade Training in 2003. I have completed a two year training with Dr Una McCluskey in contemporary attachment, Exploratory Goal-Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP), in 2015 and I am a member of the Association for the Dynamics of Attachment in Adults. I have regular on-going CPD and am currently studying Resilience Based Clinical Supervision (complete January 2022).
I have my own confidential clinical supervision with a qualified psychotherapist and supervisor and am a member of a peer supervision group.
I currently teach trainee psychotherapists at The Bowlby Centre, London and with Una McCluskey on the EGCP training programme for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
UKCP registered psychotherpaist
MBACP (registered member of British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
I abide by the professionals codes of ethics and practice of the above organisations.
I have professional indemnity insurance.