I have worked with mental health issues within the public sector of Social Services and the National Health service since 1988. From then on I developed a keen interest in how people overcame the difficulties they had and how psychotherapy, in particular, helped them to get better. I then undertook my core training in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College. I continued my training as a psychodynamic counsellor with Kings College working at Guys Hospital providing psychotherapy to people with a life changing health issue. I hold medical qualifications in Hypnotherapy at advanced practitioner level gained from The London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy, the only college in the country which teaches a medical diploma at practitioner level. I have a Master of Science degree in the treatment and diagnosis of mental health issues from Kings College in conjunction with Guys Hospital London. Over the years I have supplemented those initial qualifications with training in numerous other schools of psychotherapy, making me now a very experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist.
I have a keen interest in how our minds often influence our physical wellbeing and our health. I have spent many years working with severe trauma and helping people with ways they can overcome all manner of adversity. I have a particular interest in cultural differences and how we express distress according to our upbringing along with helping people discover what works to make them feel better.