Please contact me to arrange a free 15 min call. This will give us the opportunity to discuss your needs and arrange possible times and dates when we have available.
About me and my therapy practice
Training, qualifications & experience
2023: Currently training with Society of Analytical Psychology
2019: Registered Rewind Trauma Therapist
2019: EMDR Therapist Fully Accredited
2017: Diploma in Relational Mindfulness, Karuna Institute
2012: Post graduate diploma in systemic family counselling, Tavistock
2011; Post Grad Cert Systemic Counselling, Tavistock
2010 Dip Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Crawley College
2003; Cert Short Term Counselling, Crawley College
2002; Cert Counselling, Crawley College
1996; Post Grad Drama & Movement Therapy, Sesame Institute
I am a BACP accreditated member. I hold certificates for training in CBT, attachment, neuroscience, resilience, child protection.
I am fully insured.
I have worked in a wide range of setting with people from all walks of life. I have spent years working in drug and alcohol rehabilitations and prison. I have worked in adult day centres with people with mental health issues, people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the elderly.
In more recent years I have worked extensively with professional working in mental health, including psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists and those in training.
I have worked extensively in education covering: primary, secondary schools and universities. As well as running a private practice I have been employed by Dialogue and Dolphin House as a school and family counsellor. I have worked with hundreds of parents to help them be as effective in their role as possible.
If you are a creative person and would appreciate a counsellor who reflects this quality please do get in touch. I have much experience and a special interest in working with musicians, artists, photographers actors and all creative people.
I have a particular interest in attachment theory and the impact of insecure bonding. Exploring and working with the manner in which people connect underpins all of my work including couples and family sessions. I love to work with the family genogram, which constantly surprises me. It regularly highlights family patterns, unconscious basis and eventransgenerational trauma. I endeavour to repair the attachment through the client/therapist relationship and bring conscious awareness to behavioural and relationship styles.
Trauma and abuse
I have worked extensively and successfully with the effects experienced from trauma and abuse, including narcissistic parenting. I work with all responses to trauma including: PTSD, dissociative response and de-realisation. I include a range of approaches in treating my clients. I aim for the individual to develop strategies to help build and strengthen an inner sense of safety.
Stress, anxiety and mindfulness
I am an experienced mindfulness practitioner having completed a post-graduate diploma with the Karuna institute and an MBCL course. Mindfulness is effective in relieving pain, providing relaxation, reducing anxiety and stress, lifting depression, and reducing blood pressure. I am able to provided guided meditations and help support living in a more mindful and self-compassionate way.
Integration Therapy and the Transpersonal
Holding space for transcendence has been an interest of mine for over 30 years. I have years of experience working with clients wanting to prepare, share and integrate their experience in expanded states. Depth work, the transpersonal, and integration of our unconscious processes have always underpinned my work.
My first session
Our first meeting will be an online appoint of 15 mins. This is free of charge.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, EMDR, Family therapy, Integrative, Interpersonal, Jungian, Narrative therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited