I am passionate about my work and the individuals I work with. I believe that even the most troubled person can change the course of their future with the right 'therapeutic alliance' and with the understanding that life will give them whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of their consciousness.
‘If you wish to go on a journey of ‘the self;’ to find a place of acceptance and peace
in the core of your being, look no further than ‘The Windmill at The Winch House.’
Located in the picturesque village of Belthorn, every aspect of my therapeutic practice
aims to gently and safely guide individuals through the process of healing. I quite literally
provide the space for people to accept, grow and connect with their true self.’
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2011 I began studying for my Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and successfully completed this in July 2016. My extensive training has given me a clear knowledge and understanding of how to implement person centred, cognitive, gestalt and humanistic approaches to counselling. I have become familiar with the techniques recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and have gained particular expertise in dealing with the various intensities of addictive behaviours and mental health (anxiety and depression) issues that arise from drug abuse, domestic violence, childhood trauma and phobias. I am an advocator of Self-Help, Psycho Social Intervention, Emotion Focused Therapy and Neural Pathway Schema Work, all of which I encompass in my practice as an Integrative Psychotherapist at CRl Substance Misuse Services, East Lancashire.
BA Honors 2001, Pg Dip Integrative counselling and psychotherapy 2014, MA Integrative Psychotherapy 2016.
My approach to therapy is 'relational', 'integrative' and ‘dynamic;’ geared towards evolving. Areas of experience include:
- Depression ‘a feeling of no purpose’
- Splits in the 'Self' concept
- Relationship Dynamics
- Family ‘power dynamics’
- Bereavement; ‘Loss’
- Work-place Dynamics
- Adjustment to ‘life events; Terminal Illness, Redundancy
- Trauma as a phenomenon
- Sexualized Trauma
- Transpersonal Dynamics (Spirituality)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Potential clients are invited to a 30 minute consultation free of charge to allow them to meet me and discern our ability to connect on a relational level.
Individual Consultations: 50 minutes = £45. / Couples Therapy: 50 Minutes = £60. / Students: 50 Minutes = £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client