ABOUT ME

 
Background

Before training as a counsellor, I worked as an educational practitioner in an acute adolescent mental health unit, and as a support worker in pupil referral units across London. 

I grew up in a family steeped in the music industry and have been surrounded by musicians and people who work in the music industry my whole life. I love the arts and have sang professionally, worked as a performer, and have a degree in arts and cultural management.

As a counsellor I have worked in the NHS as part of the IAPT service, a substance misuse centre and at a secondary school in north London. I have worked privately since 2018, and offer a specialist service for those who work in the music, acting and creative industries.

 

I have the benefit of undertaking counselling from both sides - as a counsellor and a client and have experienced first hand the transformational possibilities this relationship can have.

I believe my journey has given me a real insight into life and has helped me to be an authentic individual, and strong in my position as a counsellor.

I pride myself in being of mixed heritage, and always work with awareness of and respect for diversity.

Qualifications
I am a qualified person centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, adhering to their ethical code for excellence in professional practice.
 
I have extensive training in working with substance misuse issues and therapeutic group facilitation on BACP endorsed training courses, and have had clinical training in the NHS.
 
I am also a registered member of The British Association of Performance Arts Medicine and have had extensive experience working with performing artists and industry folk.

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