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About me and my therapy practice
I am a chartered psychologist, having completed five years of postgraduate training in counselling psychology and integrative psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute and four years of doctoral research. I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) by Middlesex University, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I also hold a Metanoia Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have a Diploma in Working with Adolescents (WPF Therapy) and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My theoretical orientation is integrative, which means I use a combination of psychological approaches when working with clients. One of these approaches is a compassionate and client-centred humanistic approach, which respects the intelligence and autonomy of the client. It involves the therapist taking an accepting and non-judgemental stance towards the client’s problems and way of being. Another approach is a psychodynamic approach, which focuses on early childhood development and attachment experiences and provides an important theoretical and explanatory framework to the work. Finally, I employ a relational approach which involves using the therapeutic relationship and all that arises from it in the ‘here and now’ as the focus of the work. I also make extensive use of mindfulness-based approaches for anxiety and stress reduction. This can range from learning to adopt a more mindful attitude in relation to life's challenges to experimenting with a brief sitting practice during the sessions.
What I can help with
Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Health related issues, Self esteem, Identity issues, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited