The diversity of life experiences and what it means to be a human being has always engaged my interest, maybe due to my own story and multicultural background. This has lead me to practice drama, to learn and translate languages and finally to become an integrative counsellor and a nature and forest therapy guide.
I stand firmly against the current tendency to treat people like machines. So don't expect me to "rewire your brain" or pathologize your experience.
I’m aspiring instead to develop my practice as holistically as possible, inspired by the etymology of the word "healing", "to make whole". And in that respect, our connection to the natural world features strongly in what I do.
I worked with people from all walks of life at Waterloo Community Counselling, students from London South Bank University, asylum seekers and French-speaking immigrants at the Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service.
Currently, I work in private practice and as an associate counsellor for the Wilderness Foundation.
I've helped my clients deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, creativity, life transitions, bereavement and low self-esteem, among other things.
I enjoy working with a diverse range of people and I have a particular interest in grief and loss, life transition and issues surrounding mixed heritage and culture .
As a nature and forest therapy guide, I lead public and private forest therapy experiences. I particularly enjoy the group and reciprocity elements of this practice, which stand apart in an increasingly individualistic society.
I'm a member of the BACP and of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and I abide by their code of ethics.
I'm committed to continued professional development and I am in regular supervision, as required by the BACP.
I'm certified in Outdoor First Aid and carries a first aid kit on all my outdoor work. And I've got an enhanced DBS check.