Ever since I started working in the field of mental health, aged 22, I have always felt so lucky to be doing work that I love. Training initially took place in counselling, followed by dramatherapy, then specialising in integrative child and adolescent counselling.
I have been working with adults, children and teenagers in hospitals (NHS and private), youth centres, adolescent mental health units and schools for nearly 30 years. I am passionate about the well-being of young people and adults.
I am also a qualified supervisor and offer individual supervision to counsellors, dramatherapists and trainees of both.
I am registered with both HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I abide by their strict ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I also receive regular clinical supervision and have professional insurance to practise. My current practice has three strands to it:
I have my own private practice in Ealing, West London where I work individually with children, young people and adults.
In the case of a child this work may often involve occasional sessions with parents/carers too.
l work part-time as the lead school counsellor at a top girls' school here in London
I offer talks and workshops in schools to pupils, teachers and parents. I believe wholeheartedly in the need for us all to be talking and thinking about the minds of young people. These talks have proven to be a positive channel in both bringing up interesting ideas and, also, further empowering families as they learn to cope with new challenges.