- Phone number
- 01227450661 / 07818061608
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Many of us need help at some time in our lives to overcome difficulties. Often the search for a Counsellor or Psychotherapist comes after a problem has persisted for a long time with no obvious solution; perhaps it would be too difficult to share a problem with friends and relations; maybe it's not known what the problem is, there is just a lingering sense of unease. Whatever the source of the problem, talking to someone really can help. Sessions provide a safe space where you and the Therapist can develop a deeper understanding of the difficult feelings that have become a struggle to live with. And this new knowledge allows you to have more control over your emotional responses and find new and more positive ways of coping that can bring back hope for a better and more fulfilling life. Therapy can alleviate the confusion and loneliness that persistent sorrows can bring in their wake.
I have been working with people in varying degrees of crisis for over 25 years, in both paid and unpaid roles, and have a wealth of experience to draw on. I am an integrative therapist, which means that I use various techniques when working with clients but my main orientation is psychodynamic - helping clients to explore the past so that they can gain an understanding of their current disruptive thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Having worked in a G.P's practice as a Psychotherapist, I am able to support clients presenting with a wide range of presenting issues. I also have specialist knowledge in grief and loss and undertaken extra training through my work in Hospices with patients and their families. Many troubles of the mind involve one form of loss or another - we can lose our capacity for feelings of joy and hope; or our sense of safety and certainty; or parts of our own identity.
Through my role as an advocate, I also have specialist knowledge of mental health diagnoses and treatments.
What I can help with
Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Stress, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited