“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” - John Holmes
In my own way being a therapist supports my desire to make the world a better place. For this to happen we need human beings with fit minds in touch with their emotional experience, to take on this responsibility.
On my journey through life I have discovered that I feel
a whole lot more happy and content when I'm practicing generosity.
Generosity for me means awareness of others. In order to give to
others you have to have an open heart. When the heart is open you really experience others, not just as
objects but as human beings for how and who they really are. This process can be painful, beautiful and liberating all a the same time. I feel privileged and grateful to be engaged in the work I do. There's nothing more satisfying and freeing than when I'm paying attention to a client during a session and my preoccupation with myself simply dissolves away. I am filled with a sense of oneness and intense satisfaction.
Since graduating in 2006 I have been working as a therapist for 11 years. Presently I run a thriving private practice in East London, South Woodford, where I treat a diverse range of client with a range of therapeutic needs.
I have also undertaken 5 years work at the Psychological Support Services - a counselling service within the NHS trust specializing in end of life care and bereavement.
In addition I have also worked for several years at the Sanibel Counselling Centre NHS Trust specialising in mosly short term work.
Working for 2 years in London's schools using art therapy to engage children has also featured in my experience.
As well as working with individuals I have undertaken specialist training to enable me to work with couples in conflict.
I regularly volunteer at my local Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green. My roles include helper on MBSR courses and team member on residential retreats and day events.