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About me and my therapy practice
Talking to a professional who listens carefully is very helpful but it is also natural to feel nervous about starting.
I understand how the past influences the present and will help you to notice this too and make sense of what you struggle with. I will become aware of hidden aspects of yourself and in talking you will begin to recognise them too and develop your self awareness, this helps a great deal in facing life's ups and downs. I will help you to disentangle thoughts and feelings and unravel confusions. These are just a few of the ways to describe how therapy works and for some the opportunity to talk freely, in a safe space, is the beginning of realisation and relief.
Your first appointment allows you to find out if you can talk to me and allows me to find out if I can help you appropriately. If I cannot help I may be able to point you in the right direction.
1999 BA Hons Philosophy and Theology, Kings College, London. 2006 WPF Post Grad Diploma, Psychodynamic Counselling.
CAB; I worked for 6/7 years as a volunteer and as a trainer.
Somerset Counselling Centre and Margaret Jackson Centre; I saw my first clients in 2003 at SCC where I worked as a volunteer for 9 years. Clients self referred from all walks of life with all types of problems. This also is true of MJC where I worked for a couple of years. I began my private practice in 2012 and work in Taunton and Exmouth. As part of my training I underwent 3 years of Therapy. I have regular Supervision of my work with an experienced Supervisor.
What I can help with
Obsessions, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work