- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
Tuesday to Friday 9am to 6pm
About me and my therapy practice
I have been a BACP therapist since 2002 working in education, NHS & the voluntary sector. Since 2013 I have had a private practice in North Leeds.
In 2020 I also qualified as a DDP Practitioner. DDP is a family therapy model that aims to strengthen relationships by enabling parents to offer deep emotional safety to their children or adolescents.
I am a local authority 'approved provider' of therapeutic support for adoptive families.
I also offer clinical supervision to therapists working with children and adults.
I use elements from many therapeutic schools of thought; humanistic , attachment theory, existential thinking , art therapy, CBT and trauma informed models . I have specific further training in Disordered Eating, Family Therapy and PTSD treatment.
I am a relational therapist, so I believe our difficulties are usually expressed in our relationships, with others and with ourself. I also believe that a safe therapeutic relationship can support us to understand things that might be going on in our mind and body but that may be just out of our awareness.
I use discussion about current and past relationships , including early family experiences to help us both understand how the past may be impacting on how you feel now.
Understanding why we do what we do , can help us feel more able to overcome painful experiences and to implement changes in our lives , if we want .
I hope to offer a place of safety and reflection where clients can explore their lives.
My first session
A first session would enable us to meet and discuss your specific needs further . It would also enable you to meet me and see if the way I work feels right for you. There is never any obligation to do so.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Child related issues, Eating disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work