My professional career started by training and qualifying, in 1989, as a Registered General Nurse within the NHS. I initially worked in general medicine and then specialised in cardio-thoracic medicine. In 1992 I further specialised in sexual health, where I continue to work part-time.
My psychotherapy career started by successfully completing a "Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes" (WPF Counselling) in 1995 followed by a "Diploma in Counselling Skills - Access" (WPF Counselling) in 1996.
I trained for four years and qualified at WPF Therapy (London) in 2008, having successfully completed a "Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies/WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling".
After qualifying, I worked as an Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy (London) until I started working in private practice.
Since January 2016, I have been in training on the "London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy". I am in the final stages prior to qualifying, having successfully passed all the written assignments and completed the required number of hours. As part of this training, I see both individuals and couples.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), The FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and I am also a General Member of COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists) and abide by the COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice.