I trained at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University, which involved both academic study and practical experience in the major theoretical paradigms of psychotherapy including psychoanalytic, person-centred and existential approaches. Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked for 15 years as an actress in theatre, film and television. Through diverse life experiences, I have developed a keen awareness of the varied subtleties of human behaviour and an appreciation of how past experiences and relationships might impact on a person’s current way of relating and sense of self.
My responsibility as a therapist is to encourage honesty in my clients about their experiences and to help them acknowledge and bear their reality. The aim of therapy is to restore power to those who feel marginalised, ashamed, angry, vulnerable or fearful. The quality of the therapeutic relationship can mobilise powerful re-evaluations of truth, in relation to body, identity and sexuality.