- Phone number
- 0151 625 9906
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am a Psychotherapist accredited with BACP. I offer space and time for individual therapy, couple counselling, and supervision of counselling work.
My psychotherapy philosophy is that everyone has the resources within themselves to find meaning, purpose and fulfilment in their lives. When there are difficulties - whether from external life events, problematic relationship issues, or other internal psychological struggles, a confidential therapeutic relationship, in which the issues can be faced, explored and worked on, can help with finding new ways forward.
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for more than 20 years in Private Practice, Social Services and the NHS. In these different settings I have provided individual therapy; group work for people suffering with depression; a specific suicide prevention service within Liaison Psychiatry; couple counselling and supervision for counsellors.
My core training has been in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy which has an understanding that early life events and associated coping strategies, have a strong impact on present patterns of relating. In 2014, I qualified as a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist. This therapy modality, known as DIT, is recognised within the NHS as an evidence-based alternative to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people suffering with depression and anxiety. In addition to these extensive trainings I have continued my professional development attending workshops covering many different therapy modalities.
All of these experiences have enriched my understanding of what it is to be human, and have given me many different strategies to draw on that can be useful to people in different circumstances.
My therapeutic approach is to be open to the specialness and uniqueness of each individual, to work collaboratively with my clients within the therapeutic relationship, and to draw on my skills and experience creatively for the benefit of the people I work with.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited