I am a relational, psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have over eight years experience working with adults with a wide range of presenting problems and I have a particular interest in working with women with ADHD. I am based in mid-town Toronto.
I initially trained as a therapist in the U.K. and qualified in 2016.
My training was a mix of modalities, including psychodynamic, person-centered, and transactional analysis. I relocated to Toronto in 2018 and continued my studies at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy graduating in 2021.
I came to the practice of psychotherapy through my own experiences of therapy in my early twenties. I found the process and theories fascinating and the experience transformative, and it sparked a desire in me to train to be a therapist myself.
I am a big animal lover, and I have a dog and two cats.
I believe that all therapists should have their own therapy because knowing what it’s like to sit in the other chair, in the client’s chair, reminds us, on a weekly basis, how vulnerable you can feel in that position and what a responsibility we have as therapists. I have weekly therapy and I also engage in supervision, both individually and as part of a group.
I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and continue to seek to learn more about what it is that helps and what people need during the process of psychotherapy.
New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC), London, U.K. (online)
MSc in Autism and Related Neurodevelopmental Conditions 2023-ongoing
Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, Toronto
Diploma in Relational Psychotherapy 2018-2021
Metanoia Institute, London, UK
Psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis 2016-2017
Middlesex University, Middlesex, U.K.
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (with Transactional Analysis), 2014 - 2016
WPF, London, U.K.
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, U.K. 2006
Continuing professional development:
I attend regular continuing professional development on a variety of topics including ADHD, autism, group work. Recent undertakings have included: 'The Antiracism course' with Selam Debs, 'Decolonising grief: from marginalisation to inclusivity' by Online Events, 'Practical Strategies for Online Groups' by TIGS and others.
I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT), the Ontario Society for Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP), and the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA).