Why did you choose to become a therapist?

I did a psych degree at Durham and then got sucked into the marketing / advertising industry for 12 years. Over that time I became more disillusioned with my job, and realised my passion was actually in working with and helping people. So i went back to my degree and decided psychotherapy was something I wanted to train in.

Where did you train?

I am training at Regents University.

What type of therapy do you practise? How does that help people?

Integrative and learning DBT. Helps people in a variety of ways, from just being someone to listen and be with that person, to providing tools to help the client manage difficulties in their life.

What sort of people do you usually see?

I am seeing mothers, bereaved family and BPD.

What do you like about being a therapist?

I love the freedom to follow your interests, you are constantly learning (and my brain remains stimulated) and the feeling that you are making a positive difference to people.

Do you ever suggest books or apps to clients?

Sometimes mindfulness apps.

What do you do for your own mental health?

I love getting outdoors and having some time to myself.

What’s your consultation room like?

Willow Health rooms.

What do you wish people knew about therapy?

It is suitable for everyone.