- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I have been a supervisor of counsellors and psychotherapists for more than 25 years in private practice, the NHS, primary care and the not for profit sector.
I am an accredited supervisor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision and a Diploma in Case Work Supervision.
I have been trained in the Inskipp and Proctor model of supervision which is integrative. This means that I able to supervise within and across different theoretical orientations and I have extensive supervision experience with the Person Cantered, Humanistic, Existential, Psychodynamic and Integrative models.
Counselling and psychotherapy are both “talking therapies” which help us make sense of our lives and survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in, and can employ, several theoretical approaches.
I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic/person centred, psychodynamic, brief solution focused therapy and existential approaches to adapt the theory to each individual client. My philosophy is that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all. I might use cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with phobias or panic attacks, whereas the person who is depressed or anxious will need a more supportive and philosophical approach.
My aim is to clarify those aspects of your life that cause distress, confusion or anger and that can lead to you feeling stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate. It is through exploration and clarification that we can explore options and choices and understand and come to terms with our issues.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited