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About me and my therapy practice
I’m known for my warm and friendly approach. It’s important for you to feel comfortable with me and I aim to make that as easy as possible, so that you feel safe to talk about yourself. I know how difficult it can be to recognise and address issues and habits. It’s hard work, and it’s easy to feel embarrassed or ashamed of exploring those parts of yourself, which can make things worse.
You needn’t worry; it’s my job to help you through the tough bits and keep you feeling safe. I’m not about to tut and shake my head when you admit to a failing or difficulty; we all have those. I’ll help you to understand how and why those difficulties arise and how I can support you to find a healthier, happier approach.
I’ve been working in mental health care for nearly thirty years and I have considerable experience. I spent many years working in secure environments with patients who had extreme difficulties; some with damage from severe emotional trauma, some with overwhelming symptoms from psychiatric illness, and many with some combination of both of these things. I moved on to specialising in work to help people manage self-destructive behaviours including anorexia, cutting, overdosing and other forms of self-harm. I am a specialist in helping people to understand and manage self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
I can see you in person at my consulting room in Clifton, or online using a video calling system like FaceTime or Skype. I’m happy to take phone calls or emails to book an appointment or to answer queries if you’d like to find out a bit more.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited