Areas of expertise:
Anxiety, mood and eating disorders, including OCD, PTSD, GAD, depression, Phobias, low self esteem, perfectionism, fatigue.
Education and Experience:
I moved to Amman in 2012 from the UK. For the first 3 years I worked as a school counsellor primarily for 16-18 year old Jordanian students. My work was in English, but I found there were times with some of the students where Arabic would be a benefit to my work with them. I left the school to focus on Arabic for a year in order to better be able to meet the needs of the clients that I work with.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, having completed my masters in 2007. Since this time I have worked as an accredited therapist in various settings, including seeing adults and adolescents in private practice, the NHS, an eating disorders service and a school.
When I work with clients we work together to enhance their understanding and discover keys to reach their goals. Together we work on skills, techniques, or changes to behaviour or thoughts in order for clients to feel empowered and see the success that they would like to see in themselves.
I have also offered clinical supervision to both trainees and trained therapists, worked as a consultant for two post graduate therapy courses, lecturing, tutoring and assessing students, and facilitated workshops for counsellors of other modalities.
When I was considering my next steps I didn’t imagine I would be involved in a project that uses my skills and experience so well to serve the community around me, enables me to live out my life values and work alongside amazing women! Being part of the Journey International is in many ways a dream come true, and I look forward to meeting people from all walks of life as I help them understand life’s difficulties and move forward despite them.