After working for 15 years in the field of ergonomics & work psychology, in both academic and corporate IT settings, I felt called to retrain as a psychotherapist. I studied psychotherapy and counselling at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. This is an in-depth 4-year integrative, transpersonal course, requiring 600 hours of client work.
I worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor for several years in London at The Caravan Drop In and at Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre, before setting up my own private practice, Park Psychotherapy, in St Albans (Hertfordshire) in 2010.
I have continued to study and experience many psychotherapy approaches and tools, particularly stemming from the field of neuroscience, and am passionate about learning and self-development. I have also been drawn to energy psychology and healing approaches, leading to my qualifications in EFT & Matrix Reimprinting, Meta-Health and Meta-Kinetics. All of the approaches and tools that I use are ones that I have found effective for my clients and personally on my own healing journey, so I have a deep experiential understanding of what the therapy process entails.
I combine a scientific background and logical approach with an intuitive, energy-informed way of working and continue to develop and integrate these different approaches into the way that I work.
Qualifications and Continuing Professional Development
- Bsc (Hons) Biology & Psychology (Ergonomics) (1990)
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills (2003)
- Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (CCPE) (2004-2007)
- Mindful CBT & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Workshops
- Lifespan Integration Beginner & Advanced Workshops (2011-12)
- Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma Webinar Series by Janina Fisher
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I: Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory (2014-15)
- Meta-Health Practitioner (2017)
- Meta-Kinetics Practitioner (2017)
- Meta-Health Master Practitioner (2018)
- Crystal Healing Accredited Diploma Course (2018)
- Advanced Meta-Kinetics Practitioner (2018)
- EFT Practitioner Course with the Meta-Health Academy (2018)
- EFT Practitioner (EFTMRA Level 2) trained by EFT Founding Master Karl Dawson (2019)
- Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, trained by Karl Dawson (2019)
- Matrix Past Life Reimprinting Workshop with Caroline Dawson (2020)
- Completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance (2020)