Growing up in East London provided me with a diverse and multicultural sense of self. However, I was very grateful to have the opportunity to study abroad, enjoying 7 rewarding years attending the University of Southern Mississippi. I worked in many counselling settings in the States, including a sex addiction centre, adolescent offender programme, the university counselling centre and the local mental health resource centre. My lived experiences of supporting people impacted by the tragic events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina also enriched my understanding of how trauma can impact a person’s ability to cope and the significance of therapy in helping people to find purpose and meaning in life.
Since returning back to London I embarked on a 12 year journey working at EACH Counselling and Support, an organisation funded to provide counselling and support services in the areas of mental health, domestic violence and substance misuse. I was responsible for overseeing clinical and project management, coordinating the counselling service and group therapy programmes, as well as delivering clinical supervision and training.
Since 2015, I have provided clinical supervision to counsellors within the Kingston Bereavement Service and Kingston Women’s Centre whilst I focused on developing my private practice in Hampton. I am thankful for the diverse experiences over the past 19 years, all of which have shaped my practice as a professional and helped me make healthier choices on a personal level.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology – University of Southern Mississippi (2003)
Masters of Science Degree in Counselling Psychology – University of Southern Mississippi (2005)
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy – Registered Member (2006 – 2013)
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy – Accredited Member (2013 – Present)
Certificate in the Theories and Practice of Supervision – Metanoia Institute (2014)