In 2009 I qualified as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist having completed the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London. Prior to this I had been working in the health and social care sector since 1999 in a variety of healthcare worker roles across the voluntary and NHS sector.
I have worked in a number of mental health services in the NHS including a Crisis Intervention Service, CMHT's and Primary Care. Between 2018-2021 I worked in a staff counselling service for the University of East Anglia and currently work in a staff support service for NHS and Social Care staff, alongside a small private practice.
Since completing my core training in Counselling Psychology I have completed further training in Compassion Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement desensitisation and reprocessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). The latter two therapies are particularly helpful in address problems associated with trauma and chronic stress.
When I am not working or caring for my daughters, I enjoy wild swimming, running and meditation to help keep me as happy and as healthy as I can be. I enjoy bringing into my professional work the therapies that I have found helpful in supporting my emotional health and recovery from trauma.