41 The Estuary
01903 716671 / 07510134598
I am a UKCP qualified psychotherapist and supervisor with over twenty years experience working therapeutically in the NHS in a psychological services department. I am experienced in short and long term psychotherapy for individuals and groups.
I first trained in Client Centered Therapy and then as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
The psychotherapy training involved four years of academic study of theory and twice weekly clinical supervision over a period of more than four years.
I also undertook a personal Jungian analysis which involved four sessions a week for over four years.
My current supervision is also with a Jungian psychotherapist.
What I do:
I offer short or long term psychotherapy to individuals and also supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.
I offer a secure and confidential space for therapy and a relationship with me which is open to exploring whatever difficulties or issues may be affecting you.
I am experienced in working with people with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating problems, addictions and relationship difficulties.
I also work with less easily defined problems.
We may have a feeling that life is passing us by and not being lived to the full, or a sense of 'not being comfortable in our own skin'.Sometimes we allow these uneasy and difficult states of being to persist until symptoms intrude upon daily life.
Psychotherapy can offer the opportunity to live life with more awareness and a greater capacity to be with and contain our feelings. It can also help us to relate to those around us in more fulfilling ways.
It is a talking therapy which offers the opportunity to express personal feelings, thoughts, ideas and beliefs, all of which contribute to who we are as people. This includes our dreams and fantasies which are an important part of our inner self.
We develop patterns of ways of being, feeling and relating as we mature and these patterns become natural for us in our everyday lives. We tend to take our ways of being and feeling for granted until they cause us unhappiness, often without us really knowing why.
Symptoms of depression and anxiety which also involve physical sensations such as tiredness or sleeplessness can become the focus of what is wrong with us.We may seek physical remedies when in fact our bodies may be expressing deep felt emotions such as wanting to withdraw into sleep to protect ourselves from painful feelings or stay awake to wrestle with thoughts in an attempt to try and find a solution.
Meeting with a therapist allows difficult feelings to be experienced and expressed in ways we may not be able to do with family, friends and colleagues in daily life.
Conversely, when we cannot easily identify what we are feeling therapy is useful in picking up nuances of self-expression and giving felt senses a name.
Helping a person to accept and live with feelings which were previously felt to unacceptable can create an inner self which is more resilient to weathering life's demands and also to be able to be immersed more positively in living life fully and in relationship with those around us.
You can see pictures of my consulting room on my website which is listed here:
There is easy parking outside my consulting room which is on a quiet road or you are welcome to park on my drive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Association of Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP).
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (a group within the UKCP).
I have a Diploma in Supervision from the Society Of Analytical Psychology(SAP)
I also have an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Sussex.
l have given talks and workshops to counselling organisations, most recently in July 2016.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £45 per session but I am willing to discuss the fee in case of financial hardship - we can talk about it when we meet.
I charge the same fee for the assessment as this is a therapeutic session in itself.
I do review my fees from time to time.
Please see my website for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer sessions from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm Tuesday to Friday but I can be contacted by e mail or telephone at any time. I have an answerphone so you can leave a confidential message.
Types of client