ABOUT ME

Hello and thank you for visiting my website.


I'm a Lincoln-based qualified and UKCP-registered Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with a passion for helping children, young people and adults make sense of things, develop more personal resilience and lead happier lives.


For more than nine years I have worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults in a variery of areas (London, Nottingham, Barnsley and Lincoln) and have supported individuals, children and families from different backgrounds, needs and life experiences. All these experiences have kept me open-minded and adaptable.

If you are wondering what psychotherapy is and does, I can tell you that its core aim is to create a weekly consistent, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space that helps young and adult clients become, over time, psychologically and emotionally more integrated as a result of working things out within a boundaried therapeutic relationship. So as young and adult clients start to benefit from their weekly sessions they begin to feel more secure in themselves and their abilities and relationships - new and positive changes become possible.

Although I have some online presence where I've shared matters personal to me (i.e. a published essay in a collection of poems and personal essays written by black and mixed-race women), I rarely talk about myself in therapy sessions as my focus lies on my clients and their needs.

As I work with different clients and a variety of concerns and needs, as an integrative psychotherapist I use a combination of psychotherapy theories and creative interventions to match my clients' developmental, psychological and individual needs.

These are the therapy modalities I combine in my private practice:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Attachment-based Psychotherapy

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • Humanistic Psychotherapy

  • Brain- and Trauma-informed Theories (e.g. NMT by Dr Bruce Perry)

  • Social Neuroscience (e.g. Affect Regulation Theory and Polyvagal Theory)

  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy)

​What are my qualifications, certifications and registrations?

  • Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling (Terapia and Middlesex University)

  • Certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (Lindum College)

  • Graduate Certificate in Psychology (London Metropolitan University)

  • Certificate in Assessment and Treatment of Dissociation in Children and Adolescents (BICTD in association with ESTD-UK and First Person Plural)

  • Trained to use EMDR Therapy with children, adolescents and adults (EMDR Academy)

  • Registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

  • Psychological Therapist Membership with BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network)

  • Member of EMDR Association UK

  • Registration with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)

  • Enhanced DBS Check

Ethics and Privacy

As a UKCP registered practitioner I adhere to the UKCP's Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and have a Privacy Policy that prospective clients and families can read to learn how I use their personal data and learn about my Social Media Policy.

 

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