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About me and my therapy practice
I am an Integrated therapist, which means, I can incorporate other modes of therapy to so suit client needs: Psychodynamic, Relational, Existentialism and CBT. I work creatively alongside you, which can include writing and art techniques. I am is also Lecturer in Psychology. I have been working educationally with children and adults for over 25 years.
My experience includes colleges and schools, a counsellor for The Brit School, the LGBT community, MindOut, Switchboard and in several Charities supporting Adult carers and mental health issues. I have worked with people in many diverse settings and with a range of difficulties: neuro-diversity, work and educational stress, addiction, homelessness, schizophrenia and acute clinical diagnosis.
Qualifications in BA hons in Psychology and Fine Art, MA in Fine Art, Post Graduate Cert of Education and MA Integrated Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My approach to therapy is concerned with individual growth and the relational needs of a person: the self, others we care about and the things we value and need. I aim to assist the person in becoming an authentic and self accepting individual, who can practice choice over whatever life may throw, with kindness, heart and courage.
“It takes a lot of discipline to become a free spirit.” - Roth
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space...our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Frankl
Relationship and Intimacy
I work with all personal difficulties in relationship. Relationship breakdowns, family struggles and elderly support, struggles within partnerships, those in a long term partnership or marriage, or those wishing to alter their personal lives. Struggles within parenting. All relationship identities welcomed and sexual orientations, LGTBQI.
Anxiety and self esteem
Techniques to cope with anxiety and stress and ways to come to terms with inner conflict, based on self acceptance and understanding. Focusing on how you learn to cope and then thrive, in our increasing busy world and its demands.
I offer a safe, gentle approach to support your development.
Children and Young People
I have 30 years experience of working with children and young people, both as a Psychotherapist and Teacher. I have worked with the neuro-diverse and those with educational needs.
Writing, image making or assisting with aspects of study and education can be drawn upon.
I offer a supportive, kind and genuine approach based on my experience within various educational settings and therapeutic approaches. I will work with young people from 16 years to young adults and full time students.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited