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About me and my therapy practice
Sometimes in our lives we are faced with things that can make us feel unhappy, hurt, angry, worried, confused or unable to cope. These might include relationship or family problems, anxiety, depression, childhood experiences, illness, trauma, college or work problems, the loss of someone or something significant to you, questions about life or getting older, or any other issues.
Counselling or psychotherapy offers an opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings about whatever is troubling you, with someone who will not judge you or give advice, but will endeavour to offer a safe and accepting relationship in which to explore your difficulties and how you are currently trying to deal with them. Therapy aims to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, address your experiences and responses and make choices and changes that feel right for you. It is important that you choose a therapist you feel comfortable with, as research indicates that the therapeutic relationship is a major factor in facilitating change.
I am a BACP Registered and Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, qualified to master's level, and am also an ACAT Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist and a qualified EMDR practitioner. I work from an integrative perspective and view the therapeutic relationship as paramount, offering a professional and ethical relationship to all my clients and adjusting my therapy approach to suit their individual needs. I have 20 years' experience in both the NHS and private practice, working with adult clients over a wide range of issues. I am also a qualified general nurse and worked for many years in hospital and GP settings.
My private therapy room is located in a modern business centre with staffed reception and a comfortable waiting area.
I am a recognised therapist with several private health insurance companies and EAPs.
What I can help with
Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Cancer, Health related issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, EAP, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited