I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, with a post-graduate dipolma in psychotherapy and counselling. My academic qualifications include a BA (Hons) from King’s College, London, and a MA from the University of Essex.
I have worked in private business and management for over twenty years. I understand the pressures and stresses that juggling work and home life can bring.
I have also had to overcome life crises of my own and these experiences help me to empathise with other people’s struggles.
Having worked for over a decade in a voluntary capacity with people suffering from depression and mental health problems, I will not judge how you are feeling. I have also worked in Maytree, a respite home for the suicidal and despairing, as well as women’s centres in London and Her Majesty’s Prison in Holloway.
I have had experience working with people ranging from those who have always felt low, but who have not had an official diagnosis through to those who have been diagnosed with bi-polar and personality disorders.
However, you do not have to have mental health issues to enter counselling and psychotherapy. My own experience is that we can all benefit from understanding ourselves better.
Although not a Buddhist, I practice meditation and mindfulness.