- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Past traumas haunt us, while the unpredictable future worries us -living in the present becomes increasingly more difficult. The constant that we can rely on is change. As a psychotherapist, my aim is to help you take control of the change that you want to make, to claim the life you want for yourself, to find your meaning in your life and live it as fully as possible.
I am trained as a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to the individual's requirements.
Some of the therapeutic approaches/frameworks I work with include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Person Centred, STAIR Narrative Therapy, Transactional Analysis.
My experience includes counselling within the community for the NHS dealing with common mental health problems and offender care services dealing with complex trauma. This has expanded my empathic understanding to cover a diverse demographic and supported the development of both my professional and personal belief system of 'no problem is too great or too small'
I specialise in complex trauma and some of the issues I work with include:
Anxiety and Depression
Dissociative symptoms including DID
Emotional, Domestic, Physical and Sexual Abuse
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Self-Esteem and Low Self-Worth
Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation
I work within the Three Phase Approach to Trauma framework and it is important for me to tailor a mental health care plan package that is specific to an individual's therapeutic needs. The care you receive will be unique to you as an individual taking into consideration the whole of you and not just your mental health symptoms.
My first session
I offer a free 20 min initial consultation which provides an opportunity to discuss current struggles, requirements and expectations of therapy.
Following this I offer a full therapeutic assessment which includes exploration of current struggles, relevant history, risk and expectation of therapy. This enables me to have a clear understanding of the individual's needs when setting out a care plan for the therapeutic work. (£50)
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, 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
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited