About me

Valuing the universal need for empathic, safe, and authentic connection, I place the therapeutic relationship in the centre of what I do. I strive to provide a sensitive and compassionate environment where, through working together, you can gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, empowering you in making informed decisions about your life and your way forward.

I understand each person is unique and has had different experiences in life and that when it comes to therapy, one size doesn’t fit all. Respecting your individuality and following your pace is paramount and together we can think about what would best suit you and agree to an approach that is tailored to your needs and goals. My therapeutic approach is integrative, bringing together different aspects of specific therapies.

I have experience working with a number of psychotherapeutic modalities including Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Schema Therapy among others.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), I abide by their ethics and standards for good practice and conduct.

Qualifications

-DPsych Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City University of London (ongoing)

-MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

-MSc in Developmental and Educational Psychology, University College London

-BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Brunel University London

-BSc (Hons) in Journalism, Mass Media and Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Areas I Work With

I hold experience working within primary, secondary and specialist NHS services as well as charities. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (including Pure-O OCD), eating disorders, panic attacks and phobias, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.

I have significant experience working with survivors of complex trauma (such as physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect), and those diagnosed with personality disorders. I have also acquired specialist knowledge in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and in the area of psychodermatology, working with individuals presenting with appearance - related concerns in the context of a skin disorder diagnosis.

My research interests include the relationship between complex trauma, emotion dysregulation and self-injury and I am currently working towards a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology where I am exploring the Experience of Genital Self-Injury in Adult Women as part of my doctorate thesis.

 

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