92-94 Tooley Street
I am a warm, empathetic, qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and experienced Counsellor. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space for clients to explore issues, through building a supportive therapeutic relationship. I aim to help clients to come to a resolution of their problems, as well as to find ways to live a fuller life.
I have found the benefit of integrating theoretical ideas is that I have a wide range of skills and ways of working with you. I am able to offer an approach that values your uniqueness and experience. You may be drawn to explore the past or to life dynamics in the present, or may need a more cognitive, experimental or creative perspective. Issues can often be viewed from different perspectives using metaphor, dreams and the imagination. Some of the other art forms I might suggest include: visual art, creative writing/poetry/storytelling, sandtray, clay/sculpture, drama/puppetry, bodywork/movement and music.
Why Counselling or Therapy?
People decide to come to therapy for different reasons. Some know that a particular trauma or situation is still impacting negatively on their life and want to find a way to deal with it. Others come to seek help for conditions like generalised anxiety, panic attacks and depression which are making life hard to cope with.
Equally, life stages or events can lead people to therapy. These include: relationship or family issues; moving in with or marrying a partner; pregnancy or childbirth; death of a loved one; children leaving home; loss of a job or relationship; affairs or betrayals; separation or divorce.
I believe that whilst therapy can be challenging when dealing with these issues, it can also be enlivening and uplifting.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
- BA (hons) in Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Children Matter: Working with Children and Young People
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. This encompasses several perspectives: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Jungian, Transactional Analysis, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and the Arts therapies.
The Continuing Professional Development I have focussed on recently has been on dealing with trauma, shame, and strengthening the parts of ourselves that support us, whilst working with the parts of us that are self destructive, critical and/or punishing.
I have experience in working in the NHS offering Cognitive Analytic Therapy, time limited therapy in a university counselling service. I also have experience in the private, education and voluntary/charity sectors.
Currently I work as a psychotherapist and trainer in private practice with adults, and in a charity offering a range of therapeutic services to carers, looked after children and young people.
I have written articles and contributions for Depression Alliance and Psychologies Magazines.
I am registered with HCPC, I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists) and a Member of the Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP) Division. I work within the HCPC's and the BACP's ethical guidelines.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
If you would like to discuss this further,or find out more about the way I work, please call me on 07714309574.
Maps & Directions
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