I have well over a decade of direct clinical practice. In the United Kingdom, I was employed as a psychological practitioner in both primary and secondary care services of the NHS, and at charities such as MIND and those dedicated to women’s issues and experiences of violence. I have worked closely with people from many backgrounds and across the life span from preschool children to elders. I am currently pursuing extended clinical training in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Schema Therapy. I am also on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) with the British Psychological Society, and a member of the EMDR Association of the UK and the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network.
Before working in the United Kingdom, I completed my psychology undergraduate degree from UCLA and my postgraduate clinical degree from Columbia University. I was awarded my licensure as a psychotherapist in the state of California after working with children and teenagers in hospitals, schools, for charities and in an addiction treatment facility as a clinical social worker. To obtain an LCSW in California I acquired 3,000 hours of supervised experience in mental health, and 700 of these hours were providing individual, group and/or family therapy. This training built the foundation of my view as mental health difficulties as also a consequence of multiple layers of challenge including discrimination and oppression.
|Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)||Counselling Psychologist|
British Psychological Society (BPS)
|Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)|
|British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)||MBACP|
|California Board of Behavioral Sciences||
|Professional Doctorate in Psychology (DPsych)||City, University of London|
|Masters of Science Child Development (MSc)||University College London|
|Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work (MSSW)||Columbia University, New York|
|BA Psychology||UCLA, Los Angeles|