Qualifications and experience
I qualified with a certificate in Body Psychotherapy in 2000. I worked in Private practice from then on. I became fully qualified and accredited by the UKCP (The Professional Body for Psychotherapists) in 2006. I took it slowly because I was working as a rights Lawyer at the same time. I continued to work in Private Practice and also worked for 2 years in a GP’s practice as a counsellor and for 2 years in DASL (Drug and Alcohol Services for London) as an addiction counsellor.
I am passionate about developing myself as a therapist and consider it a life-long education. I have taken many Continuing Professional Development Courses over the years and here are just a few I have taken:
- Attachment Based Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Teacher Training Pt1
- CBT with Heart
- Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol Dependant Clients
- Somatic Experiencing
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Trauma Workshop – Babette Rothschild
- Resource Orientated Skill Training for Trauma, Safety and Boundaries
- Working with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Psychoanalytical Theory Seminar
- Therapeutic Uses of Yoga
- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise Training – Level 1
- Working with Shame
- Working with Borderline clients
- Time Limited Therapy
Throughout my career, I have had regular supervision. This helps to ensure that I am working effectively and ethically.
During the Covid Crisis I have done training about safe and effective ways of working on-line.
I regularly practice yoga, meditation, qi gong and walking in nature. Cultivating Embodiment is a key tool used in Body Psychotherapy.
I am a member of the HIPC and am accredited with the UKCP, the UK regulator of Psychotherapy. I adhere to The UKCP’s Code of Practice and Ethics and am bound by their complaints procedure. I am also a member of the BACP.