You may be feeling stuck or anxious in your life. Perhaps you are dealing with relationship issues, bereavement or loss, or difficulties in particular areas of your life which may seem insurmountable or confusing, or perhaps you just want to know more about yourself and what leads you to get into particular situations or relationships which may feel frustrating, unproductive or unsatisfying.
Therapy offers a confidential setting which can provide the possibility to explore these issues to gain more awareness and clarity about what might be getting in the way of you feeling more at ease with yourself. The work can open up new possibilities of understanding and different perspectives so as to gain more choices in how you live your life and different ways of being in the world.
I am an experienced psychotherapist (registered with UKCP since 1998) working with adults in private practice. My approach is underpinned by a view that our sense of ourselves is impacted on by our early formative relationships and experiences, and how this can have a subsequent effect on the way we feel about ourselves, live our lives, and enter into relationships and situations in the present. It also incorporates an acknowledgement of the significance of the wider social context and how this may contribute to and influence how we may think and feel about ourselves in the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a psychotherapist since qualifying with an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Integrative) in 1998.
I completed a post-qualifying course in Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice in 2005
I taught on an MA in Counselling in a University, training and supervising trainee counsellors from 2007 - 2015.
I attend training, seminar and conference events to continue my own development and reflective practice.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked for over 20 years in training and development in a range of settings including youth and community work, housing and social services, adult and higher education, developing staff and managers at all levels of the organisations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding school issues
Abandonment and attachment issues
Effects of immigration
Intercultural perspective, working with cultural diversity and issues of identity and belonging
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma - eg being child of parents or grandparents who have experienced trauma/losses eg from war and/or political repression and other experiences
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision for individuals and groups, supporting a Psychodynamic/Relational/Integrative approach to clinical work.View supervision profile