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Hello! I am an Integrative psychotherapist who works with individuals, and I also offer supervision for individuals, groups and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.
My practice is based in Gotham and West Bridgford. Both locations are easily reached by car or bus.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in private practice for the last 17 years. During this time I have worked within the N.H.S. providing therapy within the diabetic unit at Nottingham City Hospital. I have also worked at Place 2 Be providing play therapy for children between the ages of 4-11, and have supported project workers and counsellors working within The Children's Society in Birmingham and Nottingham.
I am experienced in E.A.P work (employment assisted programs) which helps clients explore general anxiety which they may be experiencing within the work place, or within their home life but which then impacts on work.
I currently teach on the introductory counselling courses at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham, and I also have an interest in neurodiversity in particular ADHD and ASD.
Prior to practicing as a psychotherapist I worked in the public sector for 10 years where I gained experience of working with child abuse and domestic violence.
I have completed a four year Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham and I am U.K.C.P. accredited. I am in fortnightly supervision with a U.K.C.P. registered supervisor also.
I consider myself a warm, calm, approachable human being. I work using an Integrative approach which helps us develop and build a therapeutic relationship from which we will be able to explore the issues which you bring to therapy, at your pace.
If you would like more information I would be happy to speak with you on the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- B.A. Hons Human Services (2000)
- Certificate in Beginners Counselling Skills (2003)
- Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Studies (2007)
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Studies (2008)
- M.A. Integrative Psychotherapy (2009)
- Certificate in the therapeutic use of Mindfulness (2014)
- Teaching Post Grad Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2015)
- 10 yrs Experience of working within Emergency Services
- Tutor of level 2 and 3 Introductory Courses at S.P.T.I Nottingham
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I have experience of living with disability within the family. I have worked as a therapist in a diabetic unit and am aware of the stresses diabetes can have on life. I have experience of dealing with stress and depression in relation to working within an emergency service.
I use my experience and knowledge surrounding neurodiversity in particular ADHD and ASD within my therapeutic approach.
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Free telephone consultation
- £60 per fifty minute session for individuals
- £60 per hour supervision
- £60 per hour academic supervision
When I work
day and early evening appointments available.
I work in West Bridgford which is 10 mins from Nottingham City Centre and easily accessible by car, rail or bus. I work from Gotham too which is 10 mins from J24 of the M1 and convenient for surrounding villages on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire borders.