I am a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist, supervisor and workshop facilitator with extensive experience working in private practice, NHS, charities, and academic institutions. I have experience of working with clients of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. I completed my 5 year training at Regents University.
Prior to my training in psychotherapy, I worked as a teacher in secondary schools and within the music industry, primarily in studios and publishing. Teaching and the music industry can both be stressful environments, this experience was what inspired me to retrain and work in a more therapeutic way. I am also a published writer, avid reader, lover of music, foodie, mental health advocate and mother. I draw upon all my experiences above in my work as a psychotherapist.
I have a particular interest and extensive experience of working with adult children of toxic, alcoholic, addicted, abusive, narcissistic, and/or absent parenting. I also work with clients who have come from divorced backgrounds.
Toxic family environments can extend to our working environments and I have extensive experience of the everyday trauma and impact of working in stressful situations, especially within academic settings and within the music industry.
I am also one of the Music Industry Therapist Collective - http://musicindustrytherapists.com/
We are a group of ex-music industry psychotherapists and counsellors with a broad range of music industry experience and a variety of therapeutic trainings, orientations and specialisms. Our therapists have experience of working at record labels, recording studios, publishing, as bookers/promoters, tour managers and as artists and producers.