I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which simply means that I work on a deep level to help people to understand their personal journey through life, and how their relationships in the past and the present have helped shape who they are.
I have worked in the wider mental health field with people who have severe mental health conditions, as well as those who have had difficult or traumatic life circumstances. I have another role was as a wellbeing specialist working with a charity, where I help people who are struggling to overcome tough life circumstances. I am fascinated with the science around wellbeing and human optimisation; which is about the lifestyle and behaviours that best help people to flourish as individuals. Through this work I have come to develop a style that blends CBT, goal setting as well as deep therapeutic work.
As a child of immigrant parents, I also understand first hand how different cultural influences can complicate the relationship you might have both with yourself and with the outside world. How their can be a divided self that operates in two different cultural worlds and the struggle to be seen in either for who you feel that you are inside. If you feel conflicted about your identity and your place in the world, or if you are struggling to manage your family dynamics or find your voice, I am happy to work with you.
I strongly believe that there is a better alternative to medication for anxiety and depression. That these are symptoms of an overwhelming life pain that is too often attacked via anti-depressants, when what is really needed is for someone to help you make sense of your life. It is not an easy nor is it a painless process – but all that it takes is a commitment to begin the work. I will match your commitment by being with you for the journey to self healing
Days I'm available at EmotionMatters
Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely
Qualifications & training
- 2018 – Mental Health First Aid Course
- 2018 – Health and Wellbeing Models as practical tools for change
- 2018 – Working with Neuro Diversity
- 2018 – Delivering Managing Anxiety Workshops for healthcare professionals
- 2017 – Working with Personality Disorders
- 2017 – Complex Mental Health Conditions and Supported Living
- 2016 – Dealing with Workplace Issues
- 2011- 2016 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- 2010 Foundation Diploma in Counselling Skills
Membership of professional bodies
- BACP Member (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
How i offer psychotherapy
I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?
I offer sessions in English