I am trained as an integrative child psychotherapist, which I obtained from The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). I integrate a range of theoretical and clinical perspectives to develop and support my work. These include attachment theory, neuroscience, object relations theory and body oriented work. Applying an integrative approach in my work, also means I draw upon my clients biological, cognitive, emotional, behavioural, physiological and spiritual strengths for supporting them in their therapeutic journey.
The therapeutic relationship sits at the heart of my practice, and I bring an empathic, attuned, playful and sensitive approach to therapy sessions. I use my experience and knowledge to support a process of exploration, change and growth, and a reduction in distress and difficult to manage feelings and connected behaviour. I use play and the creative arts alongside talking to help clients fully express themselves. When painful experiences are contained and understood they lose their power over us, and we begin to regain our strength and ability to choose a healthier, more creative life.
Training and qualifications
I hold a three-year masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from London Metropolitan university and IATE. I also have a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts, and a Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills. I am trained to level 1 in theraplay from the Theraplay Institute and have obtained an MA (Hons) in Anthropology from SOAS University.