London based female psychotherapist
I’m a qualified psychotherapist, specialising in the areas of trauma, anxiety and low self esteem. My own experience as a woman shapes my interests in working with issues of trauma, culture, female identity and women’s health - this includes associated experiences of shame, guilt, anger, displacement, inter generational trauma, feeling disempowered and loss of identity/voice.
Having trained for a period of 5 years at the Gestalt Centre London, I obtained a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree (2012) in both individual and group psychotherapy. During that time, I worked in an NHS IAPT service, offering psychotherapeutic support to people experiencing enduring and complex mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and OCD. In addition to this, I also worked as a clinical lead in the substance use field, specialising in work with highly traumatised individuals who had mental health diagnoses as well as chronic substance misuse issues. I now work in private practice.
This work, along with my own personal background has informed my interest in the healing of trauma and how our whole organism (brain, mind, body and spirit) is impacted and organised by past traumatic experiences, thus keeping us stuck in the past and unable to live fully in the present. See the section on trauma for more information.
I now integrate the Gestalt approach with up to date research in mindfulness, neuroscience, attachment and developmental theories, somatic and sensorimotor psychotherapy and EMDR - all recognised as highly effective ways in which to treat trauma.
My love and deep respect for indigenous earth based practices, as well as for the ancient Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism also inform my practice. I am wholly committed to my own psychological and spiritual growth and regularly attend retreats, workshops, seminars, supervision and psychotherapy.