Qualifications & Expertise
I am a Senior BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accredited and Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist and adhere to the BACP Ethics for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked in private practise since 2002.
From November 2011 to September 2013 I have worked as GP counsellor in Westminster seeing people from GP cluster services. In recent years I have focussed on working with people with depression and all kinds of anxiety disorders like phobias, panic attacks, social anxieties and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as trauma and abuse.
In 2012 I completed my Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling and since then I also take on couples who have relationship problems, who want to separate and need help with negotiating and who would like to prepare for marriage or want to make a long lasting commitment to each other. Please see more on my Couple Therapy page.
My qualifications are:
I have also attended a variety of trainings and workshops in the following areas:
Over the last 5 years I have developed an expertise in working with people with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and have helped many OCD sufferers to fully recover. I mainly use Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as main treatment model. All OCD suffers have some very rigid, irrational beliefs about absolute certainty and safety and think: I absolutely must be safe under all conditions at all times’ and this drives some people into self-defeating rituals, counting’s and obsessions.
My treatment plan for OCD includes some of the following:
or completely eradicate them.
Please note OCD is not only obsessive handwashing. You could have OCD if you engage in any obsessive compulsive behaviour such as hording or obsessive thinking and much more. If you think you have OCD, but not sure, please book a one off assessment session without obligation, to find out. If you think you have OCD and you don’t address it, it only gets worse. Please remember, OCD is curable!