I am a well qualified, experienced psychotherapist. I have many years' experience of working as a therapist, 15 of which were spent in NHS mental health services. I am qualified as a Jungian Analyst and trained to work with individual adults, and I teach and supervise trainee therapists for various training bodies.
My approach aims to develop a secure relationship within which psychological suffering can heal. Negative, self destructive and self defeating ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving can often be understood as ways of coping with emotional pain, which may have been buried in the unconscious for a long time. Psychotherapy helps the client learn to recognise, think about and accept what is going on in a non judgmental, confidential atmosphere, developing insight and understanding. This experience enables and empowers the client to learn to make different, healthier choices in the present.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at least once weekly. All my work begins with an assessment in which the prospective client and I think about the client's difficulties and whether psychotherapy is the appropriate approach to them. If we think we can work together, we discuss and agree the terms under which the work will proceed. If not, I can help the client to find a more appropriate alternative approach.
Located near J12/13 of the M1 and the A5, I practise within easy reach of Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton/Dunstable and Leighton/Linslade. Clients also travel from most parts of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. I also see clients who are able to travel from further afield.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A (Hons) Fine Art, M.A. Art Therapy:I qualified as an art psychotherapist in 1988 and have over 15 years' experience of working in the NHS with a wide range of acute and long term mental health problems.
Training Analyst, Society of Analytical Psychology: I qualified as a Jungian Analyst in 1998 and achieved full Professional Membership in 2004. I am qualified to analyse Trainee Analysts of the Society.
Training and Supervising Analyst for the British Jungian Analytic Association (formerly British Association of Psychotherapists (Jungian Section) I achieved this status in 2011. I am qualified to analyse trainees of the ssociation and to supervise their training cases.
Registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Psychoanalytic Council:
These regulatory bodies ensure that I maintain the highest possible standards of professional practice in my work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client