I am a fully qualified, highly experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative approach, informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required.
My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; relationship difficulties; depression, anxiety and childhood related traumas. My approach is flexible, depending on individual needs.
I further specialise in couple therapy; having experienced good success in helping couples improve their relationships, gain further understanding of their relational dynamics and overcome them. I have several specialisms as below.
Having trained at the institute of psychiatry I specialise in drug and alcohol dependency.
I further specialise in helping people who are either currently experiencing narcissistic abuse or in the early stages of recovery. Moreover, I give focus to helping people to overcome a history of co-dependant relational patterns.
I am presently offering specific services to support people experiencing the psychological impact of Covid-19 - specifically in relation to anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. All services are provided online.
I am accredited by the body - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
1. MSc Systemic Psychotherapy (University of Bedfordshire)
2. Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
3. MSc in Public and Health Related Aspects of Addiction, (Institute of Psychiatry), London.
Bachelor Degree Social Work (Illinois State University USA)
My psychotherapy experience is extensive. I have helped individuals, couples, families and young people overcome a variety of emotional and psychological difficulties.
I also specialise in parental alienation; narcissistic and co-dependent relationships; the recovery of emotional abuse, and impact of infidelity within long term relationships.
I work with the following: Acute and Chronic anxiety; depression, marriage and relationship breakdown; drug and alcohol dependency and historical childhood / adult sexual abuse.
My NHS (CAMHS) experience means I also specialise in Adolescent Mental Health and family related issues.
My experience in the world of fostering and adoption, having held the position of Clinical Lead in a well established therapeutic community means I am well positioned to work with fostering and adoptive parents to help support and educate with parenting children preventing with developmental trauma.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental Health Assessments
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£75 per 50 minute session - Individual Therapy
£90 per hour - couple and or family
My private practice run weekdays (daytimes / evenings)