- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
My hours are generally 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. I have some evening availability mid-week.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist (www.acat.me.uk, full member since 2016). I love this form of therapy: it is an integrative, democratic and very practical synthesis of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic approaches.
Recent trainings (2018-2019) have focussed on working with the body and I have integrated into my practice principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Embodiment. I find these very helpful in accessing and processing trauma which one way or another is so often a key component of therapy.
I have specialist experience in bereavement and for 10 years I provided 1-1 support for clients of all ages through Cruse Bereavement Care, Richmond, as well as group facilitation for adult bereavement support groups. I also supervised for Cruse and for the joint Cruse/Samaritans 'Facing the Future' project for those bereaved through suicide.
I offer sessions online via Zoom or face to face.
I enjoy working on relationship issues, self-image and issues around anxiety and loss, whether through bereavement or e.g. redundancy. I consider it a privilege to accompany people at times of their lives when their normal support and communication systems are no longer effective and to work out with them how to meet these challenges.
My first session
I will generally suggest an initial session (50 minutes, payable at the same £60 rate as subsequent sessions). This is to give both of us more of an idea of the main issues you'd like to work on and to see if we feel we will be able to work well together.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive analytic therapy, Integrative
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited