my background

LA-R759jW43wc1ryz89gjvTD-ctRckoQ7dzPIwfP05s[1]I have a lifelong interest in people and I continue to be intrigued by the diversity and uniqueness of each one of us. I have been enriched by living in different countries and experiencing their cultures: I grew up in Germany,  spent a number of years in Australia, and I have lived in the UK for the past 17 years.

I entered into formal counselling training, wOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAishing to learn more about how our internal worlds work, how this manifests in a person’s life and how each of us makes sense of life’s journey. I have worked as a counsellor since 2005 and in 2006 I was awarded a Diploma HE in Integral Therapeutic Counselling. I qualified as a clinical supervisor with a Diploma in Integrative Supervision  in 2011.  I am currrently registered on a DPsych programme in London.

I have wide ranging clinical experience: I have  worked with adults in a number of agency settings, presenting with a diverse range of issues.  I also have several years  experience  in counselling adolescents (11-18yrs) in schools and special educational settings through working for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Essex. This also involved consultations with parents/caregivers and staff. I currently work as a therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice and for different organisations. I also teach on a BACP accredited counselling course. I am a founder member and former trustee of OACS (Open Adult Counselling Service) in Essex.

I am interested in spirituality and people’s spiritual development alongside the psychological journey. In my view all aspects of life are interconnected and  my therapy  approach recognises all four dimensions of a human person: emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. Therefore, in my work all four are considered and addressed.