Professional Qualifications and Experience
BACP-Accredited (MBACP Accred.)
MA, Individual and Group Psychotherapy (Distinction)
Post Graduate Diploma, Gestalt Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate, Couples Counselling
BACP-Accredited Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Life Coaching for vulnerable adult care leavers
NLPTA Diploma in NLP
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
MA, Comparative Literature
BA (Hons), Classics and French
Individual and Group Psychotherapist, Vale Practice GP Surgery.
Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Private Practice.
Psychotherapist, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine
Psychotherapist, Help Musicians UK/Music Minds Matter Scheme
Specialist Mental Health Mentor, London Met University/University Mentoring Organisation.
Honorary Counsellor, Regent's University London
Life Coach, Mind in Haringey.
Samaritans Helpline Listener.
NSPCC Schools Service Ambassador/Volunteer
UPDATE: Amid Covid-19 measures, my practice is now online. For online video, audio or telephone sessions, contact me as usual at email@example.com or use the website contact form on this page.
Therapy for individuals, couples and groups.
I'm a qualified, BACP-accredited (Reg MBACP Accred.) professional counsellor and psychotherapist seeing clients in a GP surgery and private practice. I'm also a BAPAM registered practitioner, and previously a life coach and a specialist mental health mentor supporting students in universities across London.
I feature in 'Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Counselling and Self Help', also featuring Stephen Fry, David Baddiel, Charlie Brooker and Dolly Alderton.
I see clients in private practice in safe, modern clinic rooms. I also work in a GP surgery and university counselling services. Alongside therapy, I'm a freelance writer and sub-editor for magazines and national press. I am attuned to the issues that creative and journalistic professions can bring up. I previously worked for Samaritans during the Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide – I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge in this area. I was also a Samaritans helpline listener for four years, supporting people with thoughts of suicide. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young adults in care and with ChildLine's schools service delivering assemblies and workshops to primary school children on abuse and neglect.
Therapeutic approach: Gestalt, Humanistic
I routinely combine my counselling and journalistic work raising awareness of mental health in the national press, media, radio and podcasts. I created and host my own music & mental health podcast called Sound Affects, exploring mental health in the music industry.
My words, opinions and work can be found below:
OK! Magazine, Cleaning and Anxiety
Grazia, why are young women taking their own lives?
Stylist magazine, supporting friends in crisis
Harpers Bazaar, it's ok to feel disappointed during a pandemic
Refinery 29, Your guide to safe online therapy
The Independent, Beauty in the post-covid era
Psychologies, Maintaining friendships you've lost touch with
Louder Sound, Music and Mental Health
The Morning Star, Creativity and Mental Health
The Homeworker, Music and Productivity
DARE, Going on holiday with family members
Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust's Wellcome Collection, on my 4 years spent as a Samaritans helpline listener
BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Oxford live interview, on clinical anxiety
Boogaloo Radio, Boogaloo Radio special guest for Alan McGee discussing mental health in rock n roll
SAOL, Societal expectations on women
Bustle, Why does New Year's Eve make you sad?
Huffington Post, Anxiety and cleaning
The Sun, Anxiety and sex
The Climax podcast, Sex in relationships
Open Democracy, What happens when mental health professionals also get sick?
Stylist, Dating after sexual assault
The Independent, Belly dance as support for trauma victims
I-D Magazine, Dealing with social media pressure and fear of missing out
Kinbox, Learning to deal with disappointment
Metro, comfort eating and why counselling/psychotherapy can help
Glamour magazine, body positivity
Metro, supporting a friend with depression
The Debrief and Grazia, anxiety attacks on the tube
Refinery29, coping with pressures of new year resolutions when you suffer depression
Welldoing.org, differences between depression and feeling sad
TalkLife, understanding self-harm and why people do it
Scottish Daily Record, impact of social media on mental health
Broadly, feeling sad in the summer
The Sun, parent/child attachments
The Sun, sex & relationship issues after having children and why counselling and psychotherapy can help
Welldoing.org, coping with intrusive thoughts and images
The Guardian, routes into counselling/psychotherapy and counsellor & psychotherapist professions
The Evening Standard and Refinery29, house sharing when you suffer with mental health difficulties
The Tonic Magazine, relationships between parents and their grown-up adult children
The Evening Standard and Refinery29
The Tonic magazine
Refinery29 and The Guardian
The Evening Standard
Scottish Daily Record