About Me

I am a relational integrative psychotherapist. I believe that at the heart of therapy is the relationship that develops between you and your therapist.    This can provide a safe ground for change to take place within a secure and trusting relationship.I use a combination of theoretical approaches that take account of each person and  how they are impacted by their environment now and in the past. Integration of psychological, physiological, affective and spiritual aspects of the individual can support living in a balance between interdependence and autonomy. I am a member of psychotherapists and counsellors for social responsibility (PCSR). 

 

My qualifications

I am a fully qualified integrative  psychotherapist (UPCA, UKCP) with a Masters degree in integrative psychotherapy. My additional qualifications are: Masters degree in social work, BSc (hons) degree in psychology and anthropology, postgraduate diploma in parent infant psychotherapy, postgraduate diploma infant observation and psychoanalytic studies, foundation training in group analysis. I regularly undertake training and attend workshops  to ensure my practice is up to date. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully insured.

My experience

I offer psychotherapy and counselling for adults of all ages in my private practice and also offer psychotherapy for parents and babies. My experience includes working as a university counsellor for students and staff and as a psychotherapist in the voluntary sector. I have worked for Parent Infant Partnerships (PIPS), offering psychotherapy for parents and babies together and in therapy groups. Following my initial training in social work, I worked for many years in the NHS in child and adolescent mental health services and a specialist therapy service for looked after children and their foster carers and adoptive parents.

 

How I may be able to help you

My many years of training and experience in combination mean that I have been able to offer therapy for people with a wide range of presenting issues.These include: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Shame

  • Eating Issues

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Parenting issues

  • Stress 

  • Trauma

  • Abuse

  • Gender Identity Support

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues