- Phone number
- 07305 918350
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
I am a highly experienced Psychological Counselling Therapist. I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, low mood & depression, anger, grief, self-harm, eating difficulties, co-dependency, and addictions including alcohol & drug abuse. I work with individuals and couples, young people and families. I also work with corporations in delivering mindfulness-based practices to help individuals better manage work and life-based stress.
I have over 30 years of experience and training in the field of psychological therapies. California in the USA leads the world in the development of Psychological Therapy. My first 20 years of training and experience was gained in California and then developed in the UK over the most recent 10 years.
I have been described as having an open, friendly and supportive manner, backed by my academic qualifications and many years of experience. I am trained in clinical psychology and hold both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in this area. I hold an MSc in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling and also a professional qualification and experience in working with alcohol and drug abuse. I am also a visiting lecturer for PhD students completing their final year at Glasgow's Caledonian University, and deliver mindfulness training to individuals, groups and businesses.
I utilise a range of psychological approaches including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), psychodynamic/systemic therapies, transactional analysis (TA), and compassion focused approaches. I work in a collaborative and goal-orientated way, developing an individualised 'plan' and then using this to structure and focus sessions.
I also am the recipient of the 'outstanding service award' from Benton County Health Department in 2005 for my 'flexibility, compassion and leadership qualities'
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work