I am a relational, psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I have over seven 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 originally trained as a therapist in the U.K. and qualified in 2016.
My training there was a mix of modalities, including humanistic, person-centered, and transactional analysis.
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 have a dog and two cats.
I believe that all therapists should have their own therapy as knowing what it’s like to sit 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.
Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, Toronto
Diploma in Relational Psychotherapy, 2018 - 2021
Middlesex University, 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
I am shortly beginning supervision training and hope to offer supervision to emerging therapists sometime in 2023. In addition, in 2023 I am beginning an online MSc in Autism and Related Neurodevelopmental Conditions at the New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC)
I attend regular continuing professional development on a variety of topics including ADHD, autism, group work and 'creative writing for therapeutic purposes' among 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).