I have 21 years' experience as a therapist using a range of approaches tailored to suit your needs as an individual client and working with all conditions. I see clients in Yeovil, Dorchester and Bridport. I work integratively using Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic ,Humanist, Existential,and Gestalt approaches and also using art therapy and I work in both time limited and longer term therapeutic contexts.
I have worked in an NHS setting since 1995 which has given me experience of working with all types of problems and conditions. I work with couples as well as individuals and teenagers and their families as well as adults. I have worked with clients in occupational settings such as the public services, teaching, with NHS staff, and am experienced in working with occupational stress and organisational change in both private and public sectors.
Conditions Treated: Abuse, addictions Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Central School of Counselling and Therapy (1990)
Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy and Gestalt Therapy - Pellin Institute 1996 (4 years)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Plymouth University (1 year) 2010
I have specific training in working with trauma, sexual abuse, body process, depression and anxiety, stress, relationships, anger management, self harm, eating disorders, work related stress, and couple counselling.
I have 21 years of experience working with all types of problems and conditions having worked in an NHS setting since 1995 in a GP Practice in Yeovil, Somerset. I have also worked with clients in occupational settings such as the public services, teaching, with NHS staff, and am experienced in working with occupational stress and organisational change in both private and public sectors. I am BACP Accredited and a registered provider for BUPA and have worked with a number of Employee Assistance Programmes. I am also a qualified family mediator.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- 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
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- 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 addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I run a sliding scale from £35 to £55 dependent on ability to pay and location.
I run reduced rates for clients on benefits and for those under 18 and am happy to discuss these with potential clients.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work weekdays until 8pm and also have some weekend availability.