Training & qualifications

I have completed a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCPsych) which I completed with the well-respected Metanoia Institute in London, an MSc in Psychology (with distinction) and a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. My research interests surround the issue of family estrangement, which was the topic of my doctoral research.

Currently, I am a post-graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) and a fully accredited Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by the UKCP and BPS strict ethical frameworks for good practice in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’. Within these, I am required to maintain client confidentiality and I attend regular supervision of my clinical practice so that I conscientiously provide my clients with an ethically sound and professional service.

Additionally, I am a fully accredited and registered Clinical Psychotherapist in the UK and I am in the process of having my doctoral qualification recognised in France by the European Association for Psychotherapy so that I can practice with the title of psychologue and psychothérapeute. In the meantime, I am practicing with the title of “counsellor,” which is not a regulated title in France.

Conferences & Publications

International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), annual conference September 2021, poster presentation – A mother without a mother: Women’s experiences of maternal estrangement in motherhood.