After graduating from University with a degree in Psychology I spent a year travelling and climbing mountains in India and Nepal. I returned to London and began working in a women’s refuge, a safe space for women and children fleeing domestic violence, as a support worker. It was here that I rediscovered my deep interest in the human psyche and how the mind finds ways to survive trauma. I went on to work as a group facilitator at the Arbours Therapeutic Community, supporting adults in a residential setting who had suffered early trauma and were living with a variety of psychological disturbances; chronic depression, personality difficulties and psychosis. It was during my work here that I began my training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the Arbours Institute. This is an organisation that was borne out of the 1960’s anti-psychiatry movement and believed in going back to seeing the person beneath the symptom and the diagnosis.

This way of thinking means a lot to me, there is no room for judgment in my consulting room, instead I try to help you to understand why you might be thinking or feeling the way you do. During my training I became especially interested in the early relationship between mother and baby and I completed an MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at the Anna Freud Centre. This also entailed completing a year long observation of a new baby and her mother to help me further understand how a baby comes into being. I later took on a role at the Margaret Oates mother and baby unit at Hommorton hospital working with mothers and their babies on the inpatient unit. I worked closely with Psychoanalytic parent – infant psychotherapists supporting both mother and baby through this difficult time of hospitalisation and mental illness. I now work in private practice supporting individuals suffering from a variety of difficulties as well as working with parents and babies.

I offer psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to:

Postpartum depression 

Coping with infertility

understanding one’s relationship to exercise, health and nutrition 

Relationship difficulties 

Parenting issues

Social anxiety

Managing distressing feelings such as loneliness, sadness, grief, worry or depression

Life transitions – going back to work after maternity leave, separation/divorce, adjusting to parenthood

Stress

Difficulties with family, friends or work