Originally from England, I am a qualified Social worker (MSW) and Couple and Family Therapist (CFT) with a licence to practice in Québec.
I have over 25 years of experience as a social worker, teacher and therapist. Over the years, I have worked in various communities as a mental health social worker, working closely with individuals and their families. I regularly liaise with other professionals such as family doctors, teachers and other mental health clinicians to ensure continuity of care for my clients.
Having worked for over ten years as an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Reading (UK) as well as the University’s Student Counselling Service, I additionally have considerable experience in the education sector. Offering individual therapy sessions to undergraduate and postgraduate students with a range of different problems, I have become skilled in tackling issues such as anxiety, procrastination and sleep difficulties.
I have a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy from McGill and consolidated my therapy skills by undertaking a year-long clinical internship at the Institute of Couple and Family Therapy at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal. I also worked as an Intern therapist in the McGill Couple and Family Therapy Clinic as part of the Developmental Couple Therapy for Complex Trauma project team. I have a PhD from The Tavistock Centre having carried out research on children, young people and their families who were experiencing difficulties in relation to their gender identities.
Believing that everyone is unique and therefore a “one-size fits all” approach is not appropriate, my training in psychosocial, systemic and psychodynamic methods enables me to offer a personalised therapy tailored to your needs.
My mother tongue is English; however I am bi-lingual and can offer therapy in French as well.