Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist I worked as first a social worker and then as a clinical social worker providing individual, family and group therapy, in a variety of settings including business and community based organisations. The people I worked with came with relationship problems, work related problems, depression, anxiety or had experienced trauma because of domestic violence. I later worked in a number of schools in London, providing managers, teachers and other professional staff, all who were working with very challenging children, with group and individual supervision (a reflective space to think more deeply about their work) as well as short-term therapy..
I qualified as a family and systemic psychotherapist in 2021 from the Tavistock Clinic. My core profession is social work. I have worked for over 25 years in a number of different settings, both public sector and voluntary, including children and families, fostering, family support, specialist domestic abuse services, and child and adolescent mental health services.