I am a Counselling Psychologist in my third year of doctoral training at the University of Roehampton. Previous to this I completed a BSc (Hons.) in Psychology, a COSCA Counselling Skill Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling. I am currently registered with the BACP as a counsellor and am in the process of acquiring accreditation.
I have worked and trained extensively within a wide range of settings, including universities, research centres, charities and cancer care, as well as NHS primary care and NHS secondary care. Within these settings I have worked with a multitude of issues and presenting difficulties, including working within specialised services for complex trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and refugee support.
My doctoral research is focused on the relationship people have with a diagnosis of “chronic depression”, and I am particularly interested in issues surrounding pathologization of suffering and trauma.