- Phone number
- 07557 364262
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
Time to focus on you
Why is it, in our modern times with an emphasis on immediate and constant communication, we seem to experience less genuine connections with each other? Are we forgetting or perhaps even avoiding to connect with what matters the most, our own authentic self?
Instant connectedness has come to replace reflectiveness and introspection, leading to a loss of intimacy with self and others. Therapy addresses the essential need to stop, check in with ourselves, identify and process our thoughts and feelings. It promotes connection with our own vitality.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, practicing in Milton Keynes. I have a flexible, sensitive, relational approach. Over the course of our sessions, I will work very much in collaboration with you to share my observations of your difficulties and formulate a treatment plan.
I focus on your presenting difficulties in the context of your early relationships and environment, helping you to create links between past and present to bring about a deeper and more cohesive understanding of yourself.
I support and encourage ways of contacting your own inner experience, the embodied felt sense of what it means to be you whilst building a robust therapeutic relationship together. Engaging in therapy can help you reconnect with a sense of aliveness, contentment and find more creative ways of participating in the world.
The core of my practice rests in relational psychoanalytic thought and humanistic-existential philosophy with its emphasis on the joy, pain and complexity of simply being human.
I offer both short-term work (up to 12 sessions) with specifically agreed goals as well as long-term (open-ended) for those who would like an in-depth exploration of their problems and a more stable change in their sense of self.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
I trained as an integrative psychotherapist with Regent’s University London, a highly respected, vibrant and innovative therapeutic community.
I have worked in both private and mental health charity sector for a number of years with adults and young people supporting a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds, sexual orientations and cultures suffering from a wide range of presenting problems.
My previous career in the corporate world gave me much insight into the high levels of stress, the challenges and expectations that many people experience in their daily working lives, the loss of equilibrium between public and private. This in turn can have a detrimental effect on their relationships, state of mind and on health in general.
I also have an interest in the difficulties facing young people in our modern society and have supported a local youth counselling charity for a number of years, working with young people aged 13-21 presenting with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, academic, identity, gender and sexuality issues.
• UKCP accredited psychotherapist and BACP registered
• Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, RSPP, Regent’s University London
• MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & - Counselling, RSPP, Regent’s University London
• Exploring Psychology, Open University, Milton Keynes
• Certificate in Integrative Counselling, SPCP, Regent’s University London
• Certificate in coaching and mentoring skills, KPMG
My private practice is based in Woburn Sands, a quiet village location near Milton Keynes.
For certain days in the week you can also find me in Olney, please inquire for further details.
My first session
In the initial assessment session we talk about what brings you here, your background, your hopes and concerns about therapy. It is a good opportunity for both of us to meet in person, establish a connection and decide if we want to work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, 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