Whilst training to be a psychotherapist, I held a staff position as a counselling supervisor at ChildLine. After qualifying, initially I worked as a senior practitioner in an inner city counselling agency, before taking up an NHS Psychological Therapies post in the London Borough of Haringey. Based at the Halliwick Psychotherapy Department, I worked for the NHS for seven years, at both primary and secondary care levels, providing time-limited and longer-term therapies to a culturally diverse range of clients presenting with an equally diverse range of psychological experiences.
In 2010, I moved to the West Country to take up a teaching position with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC), at the same time establishing the foundations of what was to become a successful psychotherapy practice in central Bristol. In 2015, I began developing a new specialism in couples therapy, embarking on post-qualifying training with the Centre for Relational Couples Therapy (CRCT, now based in Bath). I completed all elements of CRCT's programme – comprising Certificate and Diploma-level training, clinical practice hours and practitioner supervision – in 2018. In 2020 I completed a further professional development programme at Tavistock Relationships (formerly the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) in London.