About Me

My Background

I am originally from Canada.  Prior to working as a psychotherapist  I worked in both mental and physical health sectors of the Canadian health care system as an occupational therapist.

I was drawn to psychotherapy to build on the psychological aspects of health and quality of life and moved to London in 2002 to take advantage of its excellent psychotherapy training opportunities. Originally I had planned to return to rural Canada after my training, but in the end I liked it so much I stayed on and have now made a home here in the UK.

Qualifications & Experience

I hold an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.  I hold an additional qualification in Couples Therapy from  the Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis.  I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their codes of ethics.

In addition to my private practice I have worked in the NHS, Higher Education, and the Charity Sector.  I also currently work as a Clinical Supervisor to trainee and experienced therapists in Spiral Therapy Centre which provides low-cost therapy to the local community.

Therapeutic Approach

My approach is Integrative which means that I draw upon different models of psychology and psychotherapy.  This allows me to work flexibly, depending on your particular needs and experience.

Overarching my approach is an Existential Perspective. I work in a way which acknowledges that life is not straightforward or easy. At the same time I hold the perspective that to explore and consider life’s difficulties can lead to a new sense of meaning and direction in living.

I also work Relationally, and consider how life can be complicated by difficult experiences in relationships – past or recent.

In addition, I provide Nature Allied Psychotherapy, which draws on the principles of ecopsychology. For individuals interested in this approach – outdoor sessions are arranged as part of therapy.  If you would like to hear more about how this approach works you are welcome to contact me to discuss further.