I first moved to Sussex in 2005 as an MPhil student studying International Development at the University of Sussex. My research took me to a pastoralist gathering in Ethiopia and then with my first job I worked around the world exploring under-reported issues. I was passionate about collecting life stories from people facing adversity: from human rights abuses to extreme poverty and many things in between. I have 20 years experience within the international charity sector working with people affected by trauma, abuse and hardships.
I went on to specialise as a coach and a management trainer, working at the Management Centre in London with clients including Oxfam, RNLI and the Metropolitan Police. Later, I was hired by a boutique training company to deliver training in communication and negotiation skills to clients from the international finance sector. Realising I had strayed from my passion, I retrained as a yoga and mindfulness teacher and then as a psychotherapist.
I feel that psychotherapy brings all my experience together and the realisation that many of us face different struggles at various periods of our life. In the last few years I have been working as a psychotherapist in training with a variety of people of all ages, experiences and walks of life.
I am a senior student of Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute/ Middlesex University.
As a UKCP Trainee Therapist I observe and abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics.