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I am a senior practitioner with 18 years clinical experience, my core training was for 7 years in London.
I am very experienced in working with all sorts of symptoms including:
Anxiety and panic, (panic attacks), overwhelmed, depressed, perhaps feeling angry but not sure why, feeling alone, lonely, experiencing a negative inner critic, obsessional thinking, low self esteem, which can and does restrict your everyday life. Of course it is possible that perhaps you just don't know what is wrong at present, but something isn't quite right.
Sometimes therapy involves becoming aware of past and recurrent patterns of behaviour ~ together we look to find out why they keep resurfacing and repeating. These past patterns often originate from early life experiences.
I aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to talk about your concerns and problems. It’s a space to understand what might be going on for you at this moment in time, with a focus on how you feel and why you feel like you do.
I interweave CBT into my work and will offer EMDR if it seems appropriate.
Enquiries are always welcome, by email or phone. We begin by checking we are both free at the same time each week. We can then talk on the phone to find out what is best for you and whether I feel I can help.
I work both on line (using Zoom or Skype) and in person.
I offer open-ended therapy or sometimes short term ie minimum of 12 sessions.
Here’s a bit about me:
I have been working in private practice as a psychotherapist for 18 years. I am a highly experienced senior practitioner (my core training was for 7 years at WPF in London). I am trained in CBT, and a separate training was at the Tavistock and Portman working with eating disorders. I am a trained EMDR practitioner.
How I work:
We meet each week at the same time, a session is for 50 minutes. The regularity of the sessions provides an opportunity to explore recurring problems/patterns and relationships. I rarely offer once a fortnight sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF in Kensington London/London Bridge for 7 years. WPF is one of the highest regarded organisations in London. I am a fully qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (Licensed in twice weekly work).
I hold a Post Grad Diploma/Advanced Post Grad Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, (5 years training) and an additional two more years of advanced post grad training.
I hold additional training certificates in working with Eating Disorders (trained with Tavistock&Portman, London) Cert CBT techniques, PG Diploma in Supervising; with both seasoned therapists and sometimes trainees if they have the two year Diploma or are training within an organisation.
I am a trained EMDR practitioner undertaken with Michael Patterson OBE and I continue to undertake regular CPD and supervision.
I work within a strict code of professional and ethical conduct, I am a registered member of the BPC/UKCP and FPC. All conversations are confidential and discretion guaranteed. I work to the Ethical Framework for good practice.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in the feelings of Panic and Anxiety and feeling angry
Lack of self esteem/confidence
Black and white thinking ~ Obsessional thinking - Obsessional patterns ~ ADHD
Abandonment, divorce and betrayal
Eating disorders. Some trauma related experiences.
Some people are suitable for EMDR and is blended with my therapy work.
£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session
When I work
We meet at the same time each week, once a week. This is a time I keep for you.
Always make sure any counsellor you contact is fully accredited .
My Dorset practice is based in Drimpton 20 minutes from Bridport and 10 mins from Crewkerne. Please email or ring to find out when sessions are available.
If we are unable to meet face to face, please do consider on line, using Zoom. It has been a very effective media during lockdown.
Rickmansworth my practice is a short walk from the station