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About me and my therapy practice
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists. I adhere to the BACP ethical framework, which means you can be confident that I abide by a strict code of confidentiality, that I undertake regular ongoing training and that I am appropriately supervised.
In 2019 I was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Mental Health.
I work with a range of issues including depression, anger, grief, psychosexual issues, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and any form of trauma.
I have undertaken specialist training at the Laurel centre in Sex and Pornography Addiction, and am currently in my final year of a post graduate diploma in Psychosexual Therapy at Tavistock Relationships London
I have worked for many years as Trauma Counsellor, helping people process difficult things that have happened to them or that they have witnessed. I have completed trainings in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma Focused CBT.
I am a specialist in bereavement and loss having trained with CRUSE Bereavement Care
The perspective we bring to the work is based upon our clinical experience, knowledge of theoretical approaches and experience of our sessions. For some people, a CBT approach can help by providing coping strategies and tools, they can use when things get difficult, while other people who for example might be aware they are constantly repeating patterns in close relationships, might benefit more from a psychodynamic approach., which can bring understanding and insight. My extensive training and experience, means that I have a lot of therapeutic resources on which to draw to find the tools which are going to work best for you.
My first session
The sessions involve us meeting, talking and listening together with the mutual purpose of paying careful attention to your concerns and gaining a greater understanding of your own particular situation. It is a shared process and the therapeutic relationship can only be nurtured in a safe, confidential and dependable environment.
I work carefully and respectfully, honouring your privacy, autonomy and independence and your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself. Within the therapeutic relationship you can explore your physical and emotional feelings, your thoughts and behaviours and the contexts in which they arise.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, EMDR, Existential, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling