I am an experienced psychotherapist, offering short and long term therapy to individuals, couples, and families. My training (in various models / methods) enables me to provide a safe containing space in which we can, together, explore and work towards sustainable change.
‘The difference that makes the difference…’
Family and Systemic psychotherapist
Family & Systemic Therapy provides effective help for people with an extraordinarily wide range of difficulties. The range covers childhood conditions such as conduct and mood disorders, eating disorders, and drug misuse; and in adults, couple difficulties and severe psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. Throughout the life span, it is shown to be effective in treatment and management of depression and chronic physical illness, and the problems that can arise as families change their constitution or their way of life.
Humanistic counselling (such as Person-centered) is a holistic approach that believes in the ability of people to reach their own potential. It facilitates growth of personal awareness through the clients experience within the counselling relationship. The integrative approach sees every individual as unique, therefore drawing from other approaches (such as Psychodynamic), enabling me to adjust to the needs of the client. The private practice has risen out of wealth of experience, I have gained over the years, enabling me to provide you with an individual therapeutic experience, opening doors to change and understanding.
My training also included Short Term Counseling, Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, CBT.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy
Adv PG Dip Humanistic Integrative Counselling
As a member of:
- BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- AFT (Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice)
- UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
I receive ongoing supervision.
Over the past 28 years, I have gained a range of experiences working with children, young people and families. I have gathered this experience in a variety of roles, which has included, family support worker, residential social worker, mobile intervention worker (working with young people within gangs and their families), clinical practitioner, and presently as a UKCP registered Family & Systemic Psychotherapist (teaching and clinical practice role).
I feel privileged to have been in such influencing roles (both on myself, other professionals and clients), as I feel this has enabled and promoted my skills in being a competent practitioner, within teams, interagency working, being able to take on and understand the views of others, but also state my position/views in a constructive way.
I also have a private practice, in which I offer sessions to children, young people, individuals, couples and families, working with a range of difficulties and dilemmas.
"Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped". - African proverb
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young People / Adolescents
Parent - Young person conflict
For face to face sessions, the fee is:
50 mins Individual session – £75
60 mins Couples session – £95
60 mins family session – £110
Coming to see someone, to talk about highly personal issues and feelings, is not usually easy. However, talking to a trained professional is a good way to begin to ease the anxiety you are experiencing. Having the time and space, just for you to think about you, exploring what is hindering your well being.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client