Since 2008, I have worked with children and young people with additional needs in independent specialist schools, an international school and state schools in London. During this time, I worked with many different types of needs including Autism, Global Delay, Dyslexia, Depression, and Anxiety in a teaching capacity. For much of this time I co-lead a specialist provision within the secondary school offering a nurturing environment for some of our most vulnerable students.
I began really focusing on working with social, emotional and mental health needs in 2014 as I had begun my training with The Caspari Foundation in Educational Psychotherapy. Being part of an emotional support team for many years gave me the experience and skill to recognise the differences between pastoral, SEN and mental health needs and working closely with the SEN-Coordinator on making recommendations to the school on how to address these needs.
I have always had a particular interest in working together with parents and staff and would ensure that quality time is given to all caregivers who play a key role in young peoples development.
In 2019 I completed my training in Educational Psychotherapy with the Caspari Foundation including a two year placement with a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) clinic in London.
Currently, I am working as a counsellor and psychotherapist at The Royal Academy of Music and at an East London secondary school. I am also running a private practice at The Practice Rooms where I am offering one to one psychotherapy and therapeutic wellbeing groups.
In my spare time, I am volunteering for The Caspari Foundation and a local Turkish Cypriot community group. I am teaching English as an additional language whilst also attending classes to improve my spoken Turkish.
Adv Dip in Educational Psychotherapy
The Caspari Foundation 2019
Foundation Course in Group Analytic Psychotherapy
The Institute of Group Analysis 2015
BSc Hons in Psychological Sciences
The University of Hertfordshire 2008