Formally trained as an opera singer, I came to a point in life where I felt I needed a change of direction.  I decided to train as a counsellor because I know from personal experience how life can at times be difficult and distressing.  Having found how transformational and empowering therapy can be, I was inspired to help others discover personal happiness and fulfillment. 

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having graduated with a Distinction in a Postgraduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, addiction, and sexual abuse.  I also have an interest in meditation and yoga, recognising how important the mind-body connection is to wellbeing and emotional health.

I consider myself to be first and foremost a person-centered therapist, but also like to work in a pluralistic way, recognising the individual and unique needs of each of my clients.  I am trained in the use of CBT (Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and hypnotherapy (Posgraduate Certificate in Hypnotherapy).  At the heart of my practice is the warm and genuine therapeutic relationship I have with my clients, which I believe comes from the therapeutic conditions that I offer; warmth and acceptance, a willingness to understand my clients from their point of view, and a commitment to be genuine and honest in all my interactions.

I believe passionately in what I do and I look forward to working with you, whether you are currently in the midst of a crisis, or would like to work towards a more joyous, fulfilled existence.