- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I began working as a psychologist in 1994, having graduated with an Honours degree in psychology from St Andrews University. I went on to complete a Master’s degree in psychotherapy and counselling from Regent’s University, London.
As well as being a registered member of the BACP, I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
My career has spanned the public, private and voluntary sectors. I spent many years working across academic and clinical settings, including several universities and NHS teaching hospitals.
I currently run a cross-college counselling service for students alongside my busy private practice.
There is a lot of confusion about what ‘seeing a therapist’ involves, and how talking therapies such as counselling, psychotherapy, psychology differ and overlap. As both a psychologist and psychotherapist, I offer a truly integrative approach, recognising that every person is unique, with their own view of the world and their own experiences, beliefs and understandings.
I also understand that you may not know what you want to bring to therapy or how you want to use your time until you get in the room and start talking. I do not provide ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions; my work is always varied, accommodating and relational.
I believe that everyone has the power to heal and grow from within themselves, yet each person will have their own way into their process of recovery. To reflect this I offer single session therapy (SST), short term (6-8 sessions) as well as longer-term therapy. My work is currently online, although I am able to offer face to face sessions in a Covid-safe space, if you prefer.
My first session
My first session with you will explore your experience (if any) of counselling or talking therapies in the past and any particular issues you that you would like to focus on. This first session is over the phone and free of charge. If you are unsure of whether therapy is right for you, this will give you an opportunity to discuss what to expect. The session will not take the form of a question and answer session, but will explore what has lead you to seek help now, at this time.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited