I embarked my career in mental health in 2006 and since then I have gained extensive working experience in different organisations including NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), specialised NHS services, University Counselling Services, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) as well as working for charities and respectable private companies in Central London.
Also, my experience includes designing and delivering wellbeing and recovery workshops to groups according to NICE guidelines.
Deeply curious about the human condition, I initially studied and obtained a Bachelor and Diploma in Psychology and Counselling. Then, I made the decision to study Psychoanalysis where I was awarded with a Master’s degree. Having a strong academic background combined with vast working experience helped me inform the way I think about the complexity and potential of the human mind and the way I approach human development, relationships, spirituality and in broader terms mental health and wellbeing. After a number of years of intense clinical work I decided to build on my existing knowledge in psychology and psychoanalysis and enhance my therapeutic approach by training as an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I attended a 5 years professional course and obtained an accredited Master's and Advanced Diploma degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. I decided to further my studies by completing a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT ). Finally, as part of my continuous professional development I decided to study Supervision to support other therapists with their work.
Qualifications and Professional Registrations
•MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
•MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London
•Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre
•Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Royal Holloway, University of London
•BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychological Science, Teesside University
•Higher National Diploma in Counselling & Psychology, Mediterranean College
•Certificate, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, NHS
•Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Grade: Level 5, Middlesex University
•Certificate, Working with Personality Disorder KUF Awareness Level, Institute of Mental Health
•Certificate, Smoking Cessation, NHS Foundation Trust
•Certificate, Personal Coaching, Coaching Academy
As an Accredited Member of BABCP and a Registered Member of UKCP I am required to undertake 150 hours of Continued Professional Development every 3 years.