My background and training
I have been working with a wide range of clients from a variety of backgrounds for over eight years. I worked for half of this time with a focus on eating disorders and body image issues, often co-existing with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or childhood trauma. I am experienced in supporting clients through transitional periods in their lives.
In my professional life before training to be a psychotherapist and continuing now I'm qualified, I have led national leadership programmes in education and mental health, supporting individuals to become effective and successful leaders.
I have an enduring interest in the human experience. I completed my first degree in Psychology twenty years ago, followed by an MSc in Occupational Psychology, followed by an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute.
The modality draws its influences from a diverse range of sources including psychology, Eastern spirituality, psychoanalysis and existential philosophy. I was drawn to Gestalt psychotherapy for the emphasis it places on being present in our lives in a relational and embodied way.
See the About Gestalt page for more information on Gestalt.