07792 004459 / 07792 004459
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and I specialise in trauma, both single and multiple traumas, historical and current, and PTSD. I am also able to offer counselling and psychotherapy to include depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, bullying and difficult family dynamics.
I offer face to face, one to one work and also work with couples which might include mothers and daughters.
I trained in EMDR and brainspotting, emotional freedom technique, behavioural family therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy (light), and coaching amongst other approaches. I have worked in the NHS since 1992 both in mental and physical health. I am also trained in occupational therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Current employment includes:
Short term counselling in GP surgeries with issues such as:
- Undiagnosed PTSD
- Trauma both current and historical
- Work life balance
- Self criticism
- Working with life transitions including bereavement
- Loss of relationships and roles
- Coming to terms with the loss of children
- Coming to terms with the difficulties of children born with complex needs
- Explaining PTSD, psycho education of common symptoms of mental health issues.
21/02/2000 – 01/10/2015: Psychotherapist working in a county wide complex trauma clinic using EMDR and also working in a community mental health team as a community occupational therapist.
15/11/2000 – 2003: Part time working in a therapeutic community.
31/12/1997 – 31/03/2000: Working age adults with severe and enduring mental health illness.
30/06/1997 – 30/11/1997: Working in the community with older age adults with complex mental and physical health needs.
25/10/1995 - 23/08/1996: Employed by “Keep Able” to advise on retail equipment for disabled people.
30/04/1995 – 30/06/1997: Working in a hospital with older age adults suffering from dementia and functional mental illness, on long stay and assessment wards.
30/04/1994: Working in hospital with older age adults with physical illnesses and mental health needs.
31/10/1993 – 28/02/1994: Working on a hospital ward for older age adults with neurological illnesses.
31/05/1993 - 31/10/1993: Working in a day centre for adults with learning disabilities.
30/09/1992 - 30/04/1993: Working in a day hospital for older age adults with physical and mental health need.
1982 to 1988: Various posts in private industry e.g. assistant manageress in greetings card shop, motorcycle parts sales assistant, lawn mower spares parts assistant, secretary of a car club, cashier in Tesco’s, sales assistant on diary provisions fridges in Tesco.
Psychotherapy Sept 91-06 Pass Masters 2006
Eye Movement Jan 2003 Pass Level I 2003
EMDR July 2003 Pass Level II 2003
EMDR Accreditation July 2009 Pass Accreditation 2009
Emotional Freedom June 2010 Pass Level I and II 2010
Brain spotting June 2013 Pass Level I 2013
COT Accreditation of November Pass Accredited 2014
“Integrating EMDR into TA Psychotherapy”. Transactions Spring 2006 p26-29
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Childhood trauma including bullying
£60 per session which may be negotiable depending on circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer evening and weekend appointments as well as day time.
Types of client