01344 303 462 / 07708 700 758
Hello. I am a qualified TA Counsellor and Trainee Psychotherapist. I provide a confidential, comfortable environment, offering face to face counselling and psychotherapeutic support to individuals and to couples.
My focus is upon helping clients to gain personal insight and understanding of their difficulties, working with them in how to move forward, and facilitating their growth, change and transformation.
I have worked with a wide range of client concerns including: depression/feeling low, bereavement & loss, low self-esteem, stress & anxiety, work-related issues, anger, self-harm, suicidal thoughts & feelings, sexuality-related issues, and relationship problems- especially communication difficulties.
I have a particular interest in helping people who have suffered trauma, having worked with men and women from a a range of backgrounds who have undergone mental, physical and sexual abuse.
I use a Relational Approach, which means that I use the unique therapeutic relationship between me and each client as a way to help us mutually understand the personal dynamics of each person, the way they interact with themselves, and with the world. We can then work out together what is working well, and what patterns of thinking, feeling and behavour are perhaps causing pain and distress, and need changing. Our therapuetic relationship is also the means by which this change can be facilitated.
I find that TA (Transactional Analysis) offers a valuable "psychological toolkit" with which to help clients better understand their own thinking, feeling and behaviour, and that of others. It also provides models and ways of how to start bringing about some form of personal change for themselves, and/or in their interactions with others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis at Metanoia Institute, London (July 2005).
Having completed my final year of training for my MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute, I am now working towards my final exams. I am also working towards my Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) qualification.
I have 10 years experience of running my own private practice in the UK, as well as having almost 4 years experience of working with clients in a local GP practice. For several years I taught adult groups on a number of 10 week courses in Basic Counselling Skiils, as well as a Foundatiion Year in Counselling (CPCAB) at a local Adult Education Centre. I also ran a number of workshops, including Assertiveness and Building Self Esteem, for both staff and client groups.
Working as a Counsellor & Trainee Psychotherapist for nearly 5 years in New Zealand, within a Counselling Agency and within my own private practice, I also gained personal insight into some of the rigours and challenges relocation can bring.
Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
The International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
European Asssociation of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
Trainee Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
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Individuals £60 (50 minutes)
Couples £80 (75 minutes)
Payment Method: Cash, cheque or electronic transfer accepted
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime: Monday - Thursday, Friday mornings. Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, some Wednesdays, Thursday
Types of client