B.A., MSc. Psych, HDip Ed, PhD, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), DBTAccred. (AAAC).
William Glasser Institute:
Certificate - Choice Therapy
British Psychological Society Approved:
Level 1 (Foundation) Accreditation in ACT
Level 1 (Foundation) Accreditation as a CBT Practitioner.
Level 2 (Advanced Assessed Academic Competence) Accreditation in DBT
Certificate - CBT for Couples
Graduate Member - British Psychological Society.
Graduate Student Member - American Psychological Association.
International Affiliate: Canadian Psychological Association
My background is rooted in education and counseling. I have been involved in education for almost twenty years, specializing in special education support and counseling. I have worked with students with various issues, including emotional challenges, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and learning challenges. I worked with at-risk teenagers to help them succeed educationally and socially. I developed outreach programs for schools to allow students with severe anxiety and attendance problems to gain their high school diplomas. I have also worked at an administrative level in schools.
Since 2012 I have focused on counseling and worked with adults and teenagers with anxiety, depression, cultural challenges, personality disorders, and bullying. I have also worked in educational counseling, focusing on university applications, international schooling in Japan, and career guidance.
My focus is on the following areas:
Sexuality and gender identity
CBT for couples
Special Educational Needs
My therapeutic approach integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and choice therapy. I continue to work on professional development to ensure that I can maximize my skills for my clients. As part of that practice, I participate in supervision to ensure that best practices in therapy are followed.
I look forward to working with you for mental health, special needs consultation, or educational needs.
If you wish to know more about me, please do not hesitate to reach out.