I trained at the internationally respected Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London as a psychodynamic child, adolescent and family therapist. I work in primary and secondary schools, private practice and the NHS.
For six years, I worked at the Tavistock Centre where I worked in a specialist clinic for fostered and adopted children and a clinic for children with criminal or violent behaviour.
I am trained to use VIPP – Video Intervention for Positive Parenting and sensitive discipline, an evidence based technique that uses short video clips of parents and young children playing together.
I have undertaken specialist courses in therapeutic applications of mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, breath-work and yoga.
My yoga teaching training was with the internationally renowned teacher Bridget Woods Kramer, whilst my mindfulness training was at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University which was started by Mark Williams. I have also trained in therapeutic breathing techniques, neurobiology/neuroscience and compassion focused therapy.
As a professional member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, I abide by both organisations’ code of ethics. My work adheres to their strict professional standards. I ensure that I keep up to date with the latest research and training related to my work, as part of my commitment to my own professional development. I continue to study, taking additional courses that might be helpful in my work with people who seek my help.
I am a member of the Board of Trustees of ‘First Years Information and Research’, a parliamentary group established by Frank Field, MP.