Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Hertfordshire
Integrative Diploma in Supervision, CPPD Counselling School
I am an integrative practitioner and accredited member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy . I work within the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
My approach to therapy is based on psychodynamic principles. This means I look at how you are feeling and relating to others now, but also takes into consideration your unconscious processes and your past relationships and experiences and how they may be influencing your present feeling and behaviour. I also draw from other modalities including Person centred, Transactional Analysis, and Gestalt approaches.
In addition to working as a counsellor in my private private practice in East Finchley and Muwell Hill I have worked since 2006 at the University of Bedfordshire counselling service. Throughout the years I have gained invaluable experience working with a diverse range of students of all ages from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have experienced a rich tapestry of learning working therapeutically with students on undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses from the Faculty of Creative Arts, Health and Social Sciences, Business and Education and Sport.
I am a registered practitioner with BUPA and AVIVA for private health insurance.
Psychoanalysis and film
For or as long as I can remember I have always felt passionate about film. I fulfilled a longstanding desire by completing a four year course at Birkbeck College, University of London in Film and Media studies. Just as in poems, music, and literature, studying film's symbolic and deeper meanings empowers us by helping to integrate emotions, intuition and logic, and therefore blend our rational and "irrational" processes.
Understanding reactions to characters, who are "different" and unlikable can guide us to discover the "shadow" of our own psyche our true self and our potential. My work as a psychotherapist has allowed me to merge my love of cinema by identifying the therapeutic value of film and how incorporating it into my work with certain clients can have therapeutic benefit.