I am a qualified counselling therapist experienced in working with people dealing with change, transition and obstacles in their professional and personal lives and specialising in cross-cultural situations and challenges.
I offer a professional, non-judgmental space for you to be listened to with respect and empathy. I support you to explore issues at your own pace and in a way that feels right for you. When I work with someone, I think of what we might do together as ‘putting the big light on’: helping you to consider issues not as individual spot-lit problems but as a part of everything that you and your experiences comprise.
Common issues I work with include, but are not limited to:
Low self esteem
Depression and anxiety
Sexual and emotional abuse
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Trauma and PTSD
Teens and young adults (including exam anxiety, boarding)
The challenges of working in cross-cultural or expatriate environments
NHS and private practice
Alongside my own practice, I currently work with people accessing the NHS IAPT service in South London and with clients at a private practice based in Hove. I work in person, online and on the telephone to enable maximum flexibility for those who might need to work more fluidly week-to-week.
Cross-cultural experience and education
I have an extensive background in education and worked for many years across six countries, including the Middle East and Asia: from primary school teaching through working with asylum seekers and refugees on issues of cross-cultural communication, change and transition to cyber security training. These experiences subsequently led me to take an MA in Conflict, Security and Development. They also give me in-depth understanding of diplomatic and services' family life and the challenges that can present, including around boarding school.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellingand Psychotherapy (BACP) and am thereby bound by their ethical and professional standards.