With a formative training in existential psychotherapy, I am inspired by the therapeutics of philosophy and the capacity of reflexive, embodied dialogue to heal and transform.
I trained and qualified as a psychotherapist at Regent’s University School of Psychotherapy & Psychology in London and have been working since 2010 in private practice and within organisations, both with adults and adolescents. I have been fortunate to have worked as a psychotherapist within some wonderful communities that have inspired and developed my therapeutic practice and approach, including The Psychosis Therapy Project and St. Joseph's Hospice. In 2018, I founded Gaia Therapy Project – a low cost psychotherapy and counselling practice based within the community of Hackney City Farm in East London.
Commitment to contemplative thought and embodied inquiry is a vital and continuous aspect of my therapeutic practice, manifesting also through teaching and supervisory roles at Hackney Community College and The Minster Centre and a number of published works in both international journals and book collaborations. I am currently undertaking MPhil/PhD research with the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck University exploring the relationship between feminist philosophies as a way of life and psychotherapeutic praxis.
My therapeutic work is enriched and supported through a committed practice in the Zen tradition; I am active within the Zen community, both on and off the meditation cushion.