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About me and my therapy practice
I appreciate it isn’t easy choosing a counsellor. Thank you for looking.
I consider myself to be a caring professional; I work with genuine empathy, without judgement in a safe, confidential space. I consider it a privilege to witness the transformation in my clients.
I work in a gentle, client led way through this process. It’s understandable that you may be feeling anxious initially and worried that you don’t know what to say or how to say it; many people feel like this and soon learn to trust me and the process.
I have extensive experience in the voluntary sector working in grief and at a local Women's Centre. I've also worked with NHS referred clients through an IAPT agency. I'm currently working part time in the NHS supporting NHS staff and in private practice in Derby offering individual and couples counselling. I also work at Derby University supporting students and for an insurance company doing EAP work.
I work with a psychodynamic approach; by this I mean as well as discussing current problems we may explore the influence of the past on your present day thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours and discuss how these may be impacting on your life today and explore alternatives if you choose to do so.
I also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). This is a treatment approved by both NICE and the World Health Organisation. It can help resolve PTSD and unresolved memories that cause us to be triggered, affecting our life today.
Please take a look at my website for more information.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited