Office 5 Unit 2
I am an experienced Clinical Health Psychologist with lots of experience working with clients with a range of difficulties. I try to provide a comfortable and therapeutic environment in my therapy room which is based in Stokesley. Here you can explore your difficulties in a safe and supportive setting and empathic and confidential therapeutic relationship. The goals of therapy will be yours to decide upon - guided by me and my experience in what people can effectively address in therapy. This may include finding ways of coming to a state of "acceptance", or managing or overcoming specific difficulties.
If you are feeling anxious (worried all the time about everything, or worried about specific problems) or depressed (feelings sad, low in motivation with little or no enjoyment in life) or have relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma or loss issues, then therapy could help you. Many people have sleep difficulties and therapy can help you improve your sleep pattern and sleep quality.
I have worked in physical health settings in hospitals for many years, and one of my interests is helping people adjust to, and cope with, physical health problems. I have worked extensively with helping people cope with long-term pain, cardiac problems, stroke, diabetes, some eating disorders, and in particular eating disorders associated with Type 1 Diabetes.
Please call in the first instance so we can discuss the difficulties you are hoping to overcome, and ways in which therapy might help you. The most important thing in a therapeutic relationship and successful therapy is the forming of a trusting and effective therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. You can (and should) check this out in your initial telephone conversation and first appointment. It is important you feel comfortable with, and confident in, your therapist - and then the therapy and the positive outcomes evolve from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied initially at the University of Leeds where I was awarded BSc hons in Psychology, and then later an MA in Guidance and Counselling at the University of Durham, and an MSc in Occupational Psychology at University of Leicester. I then went on to do further studying, professional development and qualifications in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Adult Attachment Interview and Motivational Interviewing. I am currently developing further professionally in the area of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have over 20 years working in clinical psychology departments within the NHS, and in last 10 years in senior psychologist and management roles. I adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct, having registration as a Clinical Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adjusting to and managing long term physical health conditions including chronic pain, diabetes, coronary heart disease and heart attack, stroke.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Fees vary depending on the therapy agreement, and duration of therapy. Please call to discuss. There is no charge for the initial telephone conversation where we can find out about each other and decide whether and how we can work together on your difficulties.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays 9.30 am to 6 pm and Wednesday evenings 6 pm - 8.30 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a clinical health psychologist with experience in a number of areas of physical and mental health.View supervision profile