Background and Training

Background and Training

I graduated from my Masters in Social Work at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland and moved to Toronto in 2018.

Since then I have worked for several organizations including the Canadian Mental Health Association, the YWCA and most recently Humber River Hospital.

I also have training in several other therapeutic modalities that I draw on to tailor treatment to each individual.

I have completed certificate programs in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Adler Institute), Sex Therapy (University of Guelph), Psychodynamic Therapy (Dr. Jess Erb), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Centre for Mindfulness Studies) and am currently completing my certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (University of Toronto).

I find an eclectic approach, wherein I combine elements from different frameworks, can be very helpful when clients are feeling 'stuck' or struggling to feel a sense of progress.

Prior to completing my Masters, I worked in several community and hospital-based settings.

My work in social services started in 2011 at The Scottish Refugee Council where I supported newly arrived asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking. I then moved to the Advocacy Project where I worked in psychiatric hospitals, day care centres and rehabs.

Throughout all of my professional roles, I have always felt privileged to witness the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

I love my work and find real purpose from building meaningful and therapeutic relationships.