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- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My private practice was established in 2006 and is now based near Boston, Lincolnshire.
Choosing the right therapist and the right approach that suits you as an individual is important. If you have tried therapy in the past and it didn’t seem to help, it may be worth trying again. The approach may not have suited you or maybe you just didn’t get on with the therapist, or it may not have been the right time. Success is very much dependent upon the relationship you form with your therapist. Sometimes it can be hard to see the wood for the trees or to piece together all the different things that influence how we behave, how we perceive and how we feel. You may even mistrust your ability to make positive change - I’d like to offer you a helping hand.
I have worked in the NHS and private sector in excess of 20 years in Mental Health and Learning Disability services, and also in special residential schools. I have extensive training in different techniques and theoretical approaches for us to see what best suits you.
I look forward to hearing from you to see how I can help you.
My initial training was psychodynamic (Art Psychotherapy, completed in 1997) which is informed by understanding developmental and attachment theories, relationships, the unconscious mind and non-verbal communication; and has broadened to include systemic (Systemic Practitioner level, completed in 2013) which acknowledges relationship dynamics and human behaviour in terms of communication - and it is this that primarily informs my practice today.
In addition - I have benefitted extensive training in different techniques and theoretical approaches and continue to develop my knowledge and skill set through continued professional development, which includes learning through courses, reading and writing for publication.
I have contributed to published chapters in 'Art Therapy and Neurological Conditions' (eds. S. Watson and M, Liebmann, 2015, Jessica Kingsley Publishers ) and in 'Forensic Arts Therapies, Anthology of Practice and Research' (ed. K. Rothwell, 2016, Free Association Books).
I value receiving regular clinical supervision provided by a Systemic Family Therapist, where I am able to reflect upon our work together and ensure that you are getting the best, evidence-based practice and outcomes from me.
I completed training in 2002 in Clinical Practice Supervision and since then have facilitated clinical supervision to therapists/counsellors/ trainees, health/social care/education staff working with vulnerable adults/young people (individual or group supervision).
I also offer a range of staff training, with emphasis on enhancing the relational dynamic with clients, colleagues, and within systems.
My first session
What happens after you have made initial contact? If you contact me via email, I try to respond the same or next day via email. If you choose to contact me by phone and it goes to voicemail, please leave your name and number and I will call back as soon as I can.
If my practice is currently full and I have a waiting list, I will let you know at this time, and if possible, estimate my next availability.
I try to be as flexible as possible and negotiate a convenient time for sessions. Sessions usually last an hour. At first session I like to try and get some understanding of your concerns and talk through what your hopes/aims of therapy are. We can then decide together how best to proceed. We will discuss consent and confidentiality, and negotiate a contract together [e.g. how long you might attend sessions].
Please feel free to ask me any questions at any time.
I look forward to hearing from you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited