I've come to psychotherapy relatively late in life after a journey of many twists and turns. I've worked as a supermarket manager, a bicycle mechanic, and I've had various administrative jobs along the way. I've moved around a bit too, spending time living in Spain, the US, Scotland and England. It's been an interesting adventure and I've learned a bit about life along the way.
Along my travels I've been searching for a way to have a positive impact on the world. It's taken me a while but I'm grateful to have finally found my calling as a therapist. Helping people to find fulfilment in their lives is such a wonderful experience to share.
Alongside my work in private practice, I volunteer as a part-time counsellor for Nottingham Counselling Service, providing low-cost therapy to individuals across all ethnicities, religions, ages and genders.
My initial training was in an integrative approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. Since then I have be training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). AEDP is an emotion focussed and experiential approach to therapy based around a deeply caring and compassionate therapeutic relationship, rooted in attachment theory.
I am an AEDP Level 2 therapist.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work in accordance with their ethical framework.