My approach and about me

Everyone has the capacity to grow, given the right support and conditions. I respect the courage it takes to engage in psychotherapy and counselling in the quest for change, and my humanistic principles ensure we are an equal partnership in the process. Therapy involves commitment, dedication and being open to what may emerge, at a pace that is right for you. I use a combination of theoretical approaches that take account of how you are impacted by your environment now and in the past. I am a member of psychotherapists and counsellors for social responsibility (PCSR). 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: 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am an accredited integrative psychotherapist (UKCP,UPCA) with a MSc 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,I am fully insured and registered with the ICO.

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

  • 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