I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am also a BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. I practise Counselling and Psychotherapy near Uckfield in East Sussex. I offer both short-term cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which works well with more specific difficulties and longer-term ongoing psychotherapy in my Counselling and Psychotherapy practice in Uckfield, East Sussex.
I have been practising as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience as an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and over 15 years experience as a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
In 2001 my family and I moved to Uganda and then 8 years later to Kenya where we were based for a further 5 years. I gained in-depth experiences of working amongst diverse cultures within doctor's surgeries, African organisations and private practice. This has led me to working compassionately with 'difference' and gaining a deeper understanding of people and the uniqueness that they bring to therapy sessions.
I currently am working part-time in my own private Counselling and Psychotherapy practice near Uckfield and I am registered with Bupa, AXA, Aviva, Nuffield Healthcare, Onebright, Medcare as well as and Its Good To Talk, BACP. I am also a part-time student at Metanoia Institute, London on a doctoral programme for psychotherapy by professional works. I am on my 4th year. The title of my research project is: 'On developing a culturally-adapted CBT model: a qualitative investigation on the experiences of Kenyan counsellors using the CBT 5 aspects model with their clients'. The research will be conducted in Kenya.
I have worked part-time as a CBT Psychotherapist for the NHS working initially in secondary care for 3 years in the Eastbourne Assessment and Treatment Service and then in primary care in East Sussex giving me further experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
I have also worked for ChildLine and The Samaritans (1996) and gained a diploma in child psychology giving me sufficient understanding when working with children. I feel passionate about the work I do and I look forward to welcoming you to therapy.
In addition to therapy, I have trained Certificate and Diploma students at Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institution in Nairobi, in topics including: Group Theory; Ethics; Supervision; Personality Traits where I also counselled couples, adults and adolescents.
At Kenya Association for Professional Counsellors (KAPC) - I facilitated a monthly Continuous Professional Development (CPD) group on topics including: Non-verbal Communication - Emotion Focused Practice; The Counselling Process; Anger Management; Counselling for Depression model; Depression and Anxiety; Counselling Creatively; Eclectic, Integrative or Purist? The Counselling Relationship and Supervision.
I run 1-2 day workshops in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) covering the basic necessary skills and awareness for counsellors to use and continue to travel to Kenya to give CBT workshops. Please see my blog page within the website for further information. I also run a monthly online supervision group from UK to Kenya for practicing counsellors within a growing online group network.
I have written an article in Therapy Today on "the differences between us" which was published in the April 2014 edition and can be viewed through www.therapytoday.net.
I have written an article on trauma in the Nakumatt Magazine 2015, Kenya.