My Background

Professional Training

I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2007, having trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon, UK. This four-year training led to full registration as an accredited psychotherapist with UKCP (the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) as well as an MA in Psychotherapy.

I have completed a Certificate in Mindfulness-based Supervision, a UKCP-recognised training run by OPAL in Bath (UK). More information about my supervision practice can be found here.

Additional Experience

I’ve previously worked for eleven years for a charity that delivers services in areas of health inequality and deprivation in Bristol.  During this time, I set up and managed a project to deliver a wide range of mental health services for individuals and families, by working in partnership with the community sector, Bristol City Council and the NHS.

I have since received additional training in a number of areas, including building resilience skills, conception and birth process (pre- and peri-natal psychology), working with anger, difference and diversity, solutions focussed work, attachment, sexuality and working with mythology and the Deep Imagination.

I am currently Chair of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP), an Organisational Member of UKCP that is tasked with overseeing and maintaining the ethical standards and supporting the good practice of its registered members. 

In addition to psychotherapy, I am passionate about theatre and dance and have an ongoing meditation, dance and hatha yoga practice.

Relevant Professional Qualifications/Associations

  • MA Psychotherapy (Middlesex, UK)
  • 4-year Professional Training in Core Process Psychotherapy (Karuna Institute, UK)
  • Certificate in Mindfulness-based Supervision (OPAL, UK)
  • BA (Honours Degree) (Psychology) (Rhodes University, South Africa)
  • BA (Drama and Psychology) (Rhodes University, South Africa)
  • Full membership of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as an Accredited Core Process Psychotherapist
  • Full membership of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP)
  • Full membership of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP)

To ensure I am practicing safely and to the best of my ability, I receive regular clinical supervision and attend a number of professional development courses. I feel that this is essential to my practice and growth as a psychotherapist. I am up-to-date on current policies around confidentiality and data protection and am registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). I also hold professional indemnity insurance and abide by the Association of Core Process Psychotherapist’s and UKCP’s ethical codes.