After graduating in Psychology at the University of Hull, I moved to Loughborough University and joined a consultancy group there, working in occupational psychology.

I left to join Cosmopolitan magazine to set up a courses and careers division for readers, developing and running more than 100 personal development courses. We covered everything from management development, assertiveness training and negotiation skills, to life planning, sexuality workshops and public speaking.

I continued to work in publishing for several years, working as a magazine editor and later as an editorial and creative director at several London media agencies, including working at board level. However, there came I time when I wanted to return to my roots in psychology, and take the specialist post-grad training required to become a psychotherapist. So I went back to university and studied for an MA on the 3-year postgraduate training in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at Roehampton University in London.

My experience includes working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the NHS, at Kingston Hospital in London; in the voluntary sector (in addiction counselling), and also running my own business and private practice. I have also been the Consultant Editor of Therapy Today, the monthly journal of the BACP (the main professional association), since 2016.

My private practice is based in Thames Ditton, Surrey. I also work via online videocall, such as Zoom or FaceTime.

My qualifications:

MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (2011)
BA (Hons) Psychology
RSA Assessor Award (NVQ level 4 – degree level)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (British Psychological Society approved)
Certified Rewind Practitioner (for PTSD).

Registered MBACP (full Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and to their standards of professional conduct.