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About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully supervised, BACP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, with 24 years’ experience, in frontline NHS services (Hospitals and GP surgeries) and in private practice. The three things I have treated the most are: anxiety, depression and relationship problems. Sadly, it seems to be a sign of our times that these problems affect so many of us today.
I chose to train in several approaches, because research has shown that no one theory is more effective than the others. The success of therapy is down to the ability of the therapist, and the quality/resilience of the therapeutic relationship. But because I meet people who differ greatly from cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age and life stage, belief and value systems, it is useful to have a versatile tool kit, so I can adapt to my Clients' way of thinking, rather than impose a rigid technique.
I read a lot and try and attend the most influential conferences in my field, in order to stay abreast of the latest findings and developments in Psychotherapy. We are making groundbreaking advances in neuroscience at the moment, and it is showing us so clearly how we should stop treating mental and physical health separately. I do believe that in the future, medicine will become holistic again, and the patient will be treated as a whole, rather than via his/her sick bodily parts.
I practice yoga, mindfulness and meditation, and I advocate the same for my Clients, simply because wellbeing and self-care is "how you take your power back" (Lalah Delia).
What I can help with
Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work