My training

I graduated from Brunel university in 2010 with a Bachelor (Hons) in Psychology and Social Anthropology with Professional Development. After which I completed a Masters (with Distinction) at the University of Hong Kong, focusing on integrating Eastern and Western approaches to behavioural health. I have recently been undertaking research at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, in fulfilment of a Doctorate (DCPsych) in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies. My thesis is on the experience of living with and beyond Cushing's disease.


I have also been involved in research with Genetic Alliance UK and Rare Disease UK, producing reports and patient-centred literature such as “Experiences of Rare Diseases: Patients and Families in Wales”, “Patient involvement in clinical research: A guide for Sponsors and Investigators”, and “Patient involvement in clinical research: A guide for Patient Organisations and Patient Representatives”.


I also regularly engage in Continued Professional Development. Some of the areas I have received training in include:

  • Mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Grief counselling in difficult situations such as traumatic deaths and disenfranchised grief

  • Working with trauma

  • Living with and beyond cancer

I am a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
As part of my memberships, I have also joined various special interest divisions:

  • Division of counselling psychology (BPS), 

  • Division of health psychology (BPS), 

  • Healthcare division (BACP), and

  • Private practice division (BACP).

 

Being a member of these professional bodies means I adhere to their code of ethics and conduct. A copy of these codes can be found in the Further resources section.

I am also a registered provider with WPA, Aviva, VitalityHealth and AXA Health.